Anyone have some tips on how to go about apply for a birth certificate?
I have most of the necessary items needed-
I have the "affidavit of home birth" form for unassisted births. I'm assuming ANYONE can sign that- including my mother? She'll be here for the birth caring for my other kids.
I need to get a Form Certificate of Live Birth. Any idea on how to go about getting that?
The rest is pretty easy I think (maybe I'm over simplifying, but it seems simple enough)-
- Evidence of pregnancy- Have a "proof of pregnancy" sheet from local health clinic.
- Evidence of mother's presence in state before and after birth- Can give a copy of my electric bill since it's in my name.
- Camera dated photos immediately before or after birth- No problem
- Credit or check purchases signed by mother from businesses in the state both before and after birth- Okay, I go to Wal-Mart all the time so I can just get bank statements for that.
- State ID for me.
Now what about the PROCESS? I just gather these items and mail them in? Do I attach it to the birth certificate application (like the form I would use to request a copy of my birth certificate) or would I need to actually go down to the Vital Statistics office in person?
Anyone willing to give me some insight or a step-by-step of what all I need to do?