I posted a while back. Some of you may remember me. I was having problems getting a passport for my son(who was placed w/me Oct 08 and adoption finalized May 09). I need a passport as we are a military family going overseas and he must have a passport to travel with me...otherwise he must stay stateside until I get a birth certificate for him. I have tried everything I think! I have tried sending in the adoption decree, certified copy of the adoption certificate, and the medical release. I've tried explaining the situation. Everything. They still want a birth certificate, which I don't have. I was told by California Vital Statistics that it could take up to a year to get the birth certificate.
Has anyone either
a) adopted from CA and gotten a birth certificate sooner
b)gotten passport without having a birth certificate
If so, please explain how you did it.
Someone please help me! I need advice...anything! No bashing
Asked by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Adoption
Answer by vabchmommy at 10:38 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:31 PM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by mcginnisc at 8:04 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by baconbits at 12:33 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 2:13 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
I relinquished in CA, although it was back in 1988. Then I was not required to fill out any paperwork for an OBC but my social worker warned me that if I didn't order one before the adoption was finalized at 6 months it would be sealed and no one would ever be able to get it. So, I ordered one and I have it. It seems to me that you shouldn't be entitled to the OBC, only the amended one. If the problem is that the records aren't sealed maybe his birth mother could still apply and get the OBC. Good Luck.
Answer by onethentwins at 5:51 PM on Sep. 9, 2009
Answer by jothra at 4:00 AM on Sep. 10, 2009
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