I applied for my adoption records here in Canada because I need the papers for some passport stuff.
I still talk with my biological father, but I was officially adopted by my mother's new husband when I was 10. My biological mother has always been my mother.
I still remember my original birth certificate "Tom Jones". Due to the adoption, my last name officially changed to "Tom Thumb".
What's interesting is that from that point on whenever I would order a birth certificate, the certificate I got always had my new name of "Tom Thumb". Never again would I see my original birth certificate with "Tom Jones" even though I still talk with my biological father and my biological mother has always been my mother.
This is not a problem because these days you can apply for your adoption records and you can receive an uncertified copy of the registered adoption and an uncertified copy of the original birth registration.
I received the two documents this week however this "original birth registration" is very odd. It looks like a NEW Statement of Birth that was filled out by my mother at the time of adoption because in her own handwriting she put my name as "Tom (Jones) Thumb". That's simply what she decided to fill in.
No problem, however why did they not send my original statement of birth registration that has my original name at birth "Tom Jones"?
In fact, up until I was about 10 I remember seeing my original birth certificate with "Tom Jones". So I know that original certificate must exist.
**Lastly, If it came from the provincial office why would it be uncertified in the first place? Why didn't they send a certified copy?