The government of Saskatchewan is changing the rules to make it easier for adult adoptees and birth parents to learn about each other.

In the past, the process of adoptees and biological parents receiving birth registration information could involve some work. With the new rules, the searches can be done online by the people involved, with less waiting.

The province is also allowing adoptees and birth parents to veto the release of birth registration information.

It's also allowing adult children of adoptees and birth parents to apply to receive birth registration information in the event the adult adoptee or birth parent is dead.

The changes take effect Jan. 1, 2017.