I am trying to help a friend trace her father's (who is deceased)genealogy. Malcolm John Murray was born to John Murray and Viva Bushey according to a certified copy of registration of birth on 2-18-1923 in St. John, St. John Co., New Brunswick, Canada in the Evangeline Maternity Home. The copy states the parents were married but no additional information on parents such as age, birth place,
occupation, number of children etc. On 1-10-1924 Malcolm was adopted from the New Brunswick Protestant Orphans Home in St. John by a Edway B. Sewell of Coldstream in Carleton Co. N.B. Malcolm is listed as a destitute orphan. Does anyone have any information about these people? Can a child be declared an orphan if he wasabandoned by his birth parents. Any information or direction you can give me would be very appreciated.