Does anyone have any information they can give me on reporting an unassisted birth in Kauai county? The mother had an unassisted birth, but is not a resident of Hawaii. She had her baby on some land owned by a birthing community. Someone called the Vital Statistics there and they said to register a birth in the State of Hawaii you must have proof (lease, electric bill, etc in the mother or father's name) that you are a resident. If you do not have proof you are a resident, or you are not a resident, they will report it to CPS as you are considered a homeless mother with a baby. ??? Could that possibly be correct? I've since made a phone call posing as a pregnant mother going to do the same thing as this mother did (have a UC there while not being a resident), to see if I can get some different answers.
If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
Doula mama to artistic DD and monster DS. #3 on the way!
HAVE YOU HEARD OF SQUAT ANARCHIST BIRTH JOURNAL YET?? IF NOT, GOOGLE IT!