How can I prove my parents are my parents?
July 28, 2005 6:33 AM Subscribe
Canadian proof of parenthood - does such a thing exist? A bit of an obscure question I know, but I require some official, government-provided proof that my parents are, in fact, my parents.
posted by loquax to Law & Government (14 answers total)
Notarization or legal affidavits won't suffice. I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and my birth certificate makes no mention of who my parents are, nor does any other official document I have. The people I've called (at the Ministry of Health, and others) have no clue as to what I'm talking about, nor do they understand why I would need such a thing. I require the proof in order to obtain the citizenship of the country my parents were born in, but understandably, they're not too interested at taking me at my word. Something that my parents would have that would proove I am their child would also work, however that doesn't seem to exist either. Anyone been through this? Have any ideas? I am completely stumped.