My dad was born in 1950 and never was issued a birth certificate. According to his mother (who died 30 yrs ago) it was because the doctor thought he would die. My dad agrees this makes no sense whatsoever, he's never figured it out. We would think maybe it was a weird adoption but he looks just like his parents and brother so that would be weird. My father is not even sure when exactly he was born. He has always had to jump through hoops to get anything , I'm not sure how he's managed but I do know he had to get an attorney at one point (I dont know the details) but he isn't even sure of his actual birth date. By the time he was old enough to question it, all the people who were there at his birth had died and his parents stood by their story. Does anyone have any clue why someone wasn't issued a birth certificate? He is thinking maybe he was born in a different country but we have no indication that that's the case. I was just sitting here thinking about it and was wondering if someone knew of any reason. Thanks!