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Old 10-07-2008, 09:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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!

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Old 10-09-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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That sounds odd that they would just declare a person homeless,what if the mom was a tourist and oops had the baby?How do they explain births in non home states or on The Farm? I'm not sure what a nonresident would do.Does the mom have any proof of residency from another state that she could use and say that she was just visiting here?
I'm a military spouse so my paperwork was a little different,the birth certificate was actually the easy part.
Post over in the unassisted childbirth forum and some other mamas can help brainstorm.Congrats to the mama!

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