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To: neverdem

I was adopted a few days after birth.....

I actually have two birth certificates issued for me....

The original for my birth and a second one for my new parents.....

Both are on file in Florida but I can only access the later....Certificate of live Birth vs. Birth Certificate. Both have legal standing but one doesn’t have a “chain of custody” from birth.

Much later in life, my wife and I adopted a beautiful little baby girl, in fact,just a few years ago. Both my wife and myself are listed as Mother and Father on a new issued Birth Certificate by the State of Gerogia. Her original birth certificate was destroyed by the state and neither kept or sealed.

This just illustrates the varied differences in state laws and terminology.


22 posted on 11/26/2008 2:54:59 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: nevergore
Much later in life, my wife and I adopted a beautiful little baby girl, in fact,just a few years ago.

Congrats, nevergore - and go DAWGS!

34 posted on 11/26/2008 4:44:11 AM PST by Principled (They used the CRA to undermine capitalism. They're using ACORN to undermine democracy.)
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To: nevergore

You are talking about adoption, Obama was not adopted.


36 posted on 11/26/2008 4:48:58 AM PST by panthermom
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To: nevergore
Her original birth certificate was destroyed by the state and neither kept or sealed.

Not quite -- I doubt any state in the union would knowingly destroy an original birth record, no matter what the circumstances.

Georgia certainly doesn't.

O.C.G.A. § 31-10-14

(TITLE 31.  HEALTH  CHAPTER 10.  VITAL RECORDS)

(f) When a new certificate of birth is established by the state registrar, the original birth certificate shall not be subject to inspection except as provided in this Code section. All copies of the original certificate of birth in the custody of any other custodian of vital records in this state shall be sealed from inspection and forwarded to the state registrar, as the state registrar shall direct.

(g) The new certificate shall be substituted for the original certificate of birth in the files and the original certificate of birth and the evidence of adoption, legitimation, or paternity determination shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as provided by statute.

45 posted on 11/26/2008 5:47:35 AM PST by browardchad
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