Birth CertificateSubmitted by jruss133 on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 10:52
“Dear Ms. R,
As I understand it, you gave birth to twin girls on July 30 & 31, 1985 at Mercy Medical Center of Redding, Ca. I also understand from the hospital staff that you did not desire to register the birth of your girls with them at this time. I’m writing to inform you of information you may be unaware of. According to State regulations, if you do not register your daughters’ birth within the first year of their delivery, they would then have to be registered on the delayed registration of birth form and the cost would be, this time, $15.00. Considering the fact that you delivered in a hospital and had a physician in attendance, this would probably be of no consequence or trouble for you now, but in later years this may be a problem for your daughters. I am sure you are aware of the utmost importance in having a birth certificate as soon as possible. In twenty years, the hospital records could have been destroyed and your physician may not be available to help you or your girls. Consider the fact that in order to be registered for school, apply for a marriage license, grants or scholarships in school, the State of California requires a certified copy of a birth certificate. The Federal government requires a certified copy of a birth certificate when applying for military service, passport, or social security card.
When you realize all the times they may need their certificate of birth, you may want to contact me and we’ll arrange to have them taken care of for you. Please contact me if you any questions in this matter.
Sincerely, Linda L. Allen
Deputy Registrar, Vital Statistics"