Series GR-0296 - Register of adoptions and record of admittances to children's homes

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Register of adoptions and record of admittances to children's homes

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  • 1913-1945 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Superintendent of Neglected Children

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5.5 cm of textual records

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First appointed to administer the Infants Act in 1919 and the Mothers' Pensions Act in 1920, the Superintendent was responsible for a brief period to the Attorney-General. In 1923 the administration of the Infants Act was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Provincial Secretary. Mothers' Pensions Act was transferred to the Workmen's Compensation Board.

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The series consists of records created by the Superintendent of Neglected children, 1913 to 1945. Records consist of a register of adoptions, 1920-1945 (giving date of adoption, date of birth, surname by adoption, first name and surname at birth); record of adoptions, 1920-1931 (giving name of child, sex, name of foster parents, date of consent, date of court order); account of monthly expenditures December 1922 to October 1925 and a record of admittances to children's homes, chiefly the Children's Aid Society, Vancouver, B.C., 1913-1927.

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Transferred from Topaz Avenue vault, 1976.


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): GR-0296

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