Yes. I was actually thinking to ping you about this, because I was very skeptical of what you were saying but it makes sense now.
I couldn't think of a more plausible explanation for what we are seeing. I had the advantage of being familiar with my own situation. As I was adopted, I knew that it was a common occurrence for State governments to create fake birth documents which are designed to resemble originals. I have a copy of my official "fake" birth certificate sitting on my desk for the last several years. :)
When the State does it officially, it's not illegal. It's fake, but it's not forgery. It's still not the truth either, and we should not stop till we eventually discover the truth.