What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About Birth Certificates

Fatherly - December 04, 2018

Adoptive parents overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved in the process may not consider how important it is to order a birth certificate. But like an adult's passport or driver's license, the birth certificate is a key entry point to many of a child's daily experiences, from enrolling in preschool to seeing a doctor to signing up for Little League. Which means that, amidst all of the logistical planning, ordering a birth certificate should be at the top of the list. Here's what you need to know about the birth certificate for your newly adopted child.

Also: The Fatherly Guide to Adoption: https://www.fatherly.com/adoption/

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This guide is intended to equip State, Tribal, and Territorial child welfare managers and administrators — as well as family support organizations — with current information about effective strategies for developing data-driven family support servicesi and research findings to help them make the case for implementing and sustaining these services. Download the Support Matters guidebook.

This guide was created by AdoptUSKids.

Title: Providing Adoption Support and Preservation Services
Published: 2018
Available from: Child Welfare Information Gateway
URL: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-postadoptbulletin/
PDF: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_postadoptbulletin.pdf

This bulletin draws from available literature and practice knowledge to summarize key issues related to providing effective services to support the stability and permanency of adoptions. It is intended to support adoption professionals in addressing adoptive parents' and children's needs for services, recognizing key considerations in providing services, addressing emerging issues, and meeting common challenges in delivery.