When a child is born in Alberta, the birth mother completes a Registration of Birth indicating herself as the mother of the child. The father or co-parent may also be listed and provide their signature on the original Registration of Birth form. Once the child gets adopted, the new parents complete a new Registration of Birth to indicate them as the new birth parents. The original Registration of Birth that was completed by the birth parents gets imaged and kept by Alberta Vital Statistics as a sealed/confidential record. The new Registration of Birth that was done by the adoptive parents is placed in the Vital Statistics database and is used to create the official birth documents for the child. As an adopted child the only way you can receive a copy of their original birth registration form is through a court order from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench which directs Vital Statistics to release the original birth record. Adoption orders and birth records in the Vital Statistics office containing original birth registration information are sealed records and if you are adopted you are not permitted to apply for any Vital statistics records for their biological parents or records of anyone who was or is a relative before the adoption. Biological parents are not permitted to apply for their natural child’s birth record once the child has been placed for adoption. Anyone who is adopted, and those who have placed their child for adoption, do not meet the Vital Statistics eligibility requirements.