How do I get a birth certificate replaced?

Answer Establish that you are eligible to receive a copy of the birth certificate you want. Although laws vary by state, typically access to a birth certificate is restricted to the individual whose birth... Read More »

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Where is the birth certificate number located on a Virginia birth certificate?

According to the Virginia Office of Vital Records, the State File Number (SFN) is the unique number printed on every birth certificate in the State of Virginia. The first three digits on the Virgin... Read More »

Is a certificate of live birth the same as a birth certificate in Hawaii?

A certificate of live birth is an authentic birth certificate in the state of Hawaii. The certificate of live birth is a valid government document that provides more genealogical information than b... Read More »

Can the birth father later reverse the adoption of your son if he is not on the birth certificate?

Does the father have to be there at birth for his name to be on the birth certificate?

No. The parents supply the information that will comprise the birth record. The father can sign it even if he wasn't present at the birth.