I have recently read some very disconcerting things about birth certificates, dna databanks, ssn's ect. I imagine that most of the people on this board are the asking questions sort, otherwise you wouldn't have thought to ask if you can do childbirth differently! Anyway, I've been sifting though old threads on here and none of them seem to come to any specific conclusion (not that there is a right or wrong answer that will work for everyone). But, I'd really like to develop a list of positive and negative consequences for choosing to register or not register a child with various agencies, including testing facilities.
Birth Certificate - Can it be applied for later?
-Passport issues, can I leave the country?
-What if I die and so does my guy, how does baby get one later if he/she must? I really doubt getting registered is the problem. lol
-Ownership? (if this means nothing to you, just ignore it)
Social Security Number-As above and anything else anyone can think of
PKU test - Is private testing really private?
- How much does it cost?
What are the implications of registering my child with the government? I kind of feel like it's going to be one very rare kid that big brother doesn't already have a file on at birth.
And what 'rights' do I forfeit if I don't register the little one? Like maybe tax breaks or medicaid or anything like that...
Thanks for your help in advance!