I have flown at least 5 times with my son who was born in 2001 and he does not have a bc. I have never been asked for id for him. Though I do agree it would eventually become an issue.
You know, personally, I don't have any problem with having a bc. I'm not an anarchist or anything. Frankly, I'm not understanding what is so difficult to grasp about some people not wanting to be "on file" with their government. It makes perfect sense to me.
I'm not necessarily one of those people, but I don't think it's wierd that people deliberately, and thoughtfully choose to NOT file a bc. We are at a really wierd place in time right now.
That said, the reason my kids don't have them is because it was not easy for me to register my first sons birth. They insisted I must have a doctor or midwife "check out" my son. I refused. I don't allow anyone to handle my babies until 40 days after birth. And even then I'm not too keen on strangers, those with medical credentials or not. We were at a standstill. I let it slide (for quite a while, I admit!) Until just before his first birthday. When I went back, the ONE woman who could register the birth was "off" that day. So, I started the process of filing a delayed bc, when I ran into the info on getting a passport without one.
I dont' think it will be anymore difficult for my kids to file a delayed bc than it would be for me to do it now. So I prefer to leave it up to them and let them make the decision.
We DO plan to live in MT eventually
And having been "legally married" for 11 years, I think it's highly overrated, and intend on telling my children that.
And no, I don't mean I don't like my husband. I mean our marriage certificate doesn't mean diddly when it comes to defining our relationship and whether we are happy/fulfilled/in love etc.