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From: Mona Andrée Rainville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Adoptions in Quebec in the 1800's
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:31:49 -0400
Here's a general answer.
Prior to the adoption, in 1924, of the Adoption Law, in the Province of
Québec, the courts could be petitioned, on a case by case basis, to
formalize an adoption. But each case was different, and did not
necessarily extinguish the rights of the biological parents (if they
were still living) to reclaim their child from the adoptive parents.
There was also - and still is - the possibility to proceed by a Private
Member's Bill, through the Legislative Assembly, to obtain, in essence,
a Law concerning the adoption of one person by another.
Depending of the time frame, the sources where you can try and locate
the specific adoption you seek may vary.
Cheers, I'm off to weed my garden!
from S-J wrote:
> I am trying to help someone with a puzzle in their family tree.
> If a child was adopted by a family relative in Quebec in the 1800's, could
> it have been a formal/legal adoption. If so, where would I try to find a
> record for this event??
> Mona and anyone?
> All suggestions or opinions would be most welcome.
> Thanks in advance
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