Q: How do I register an out of hospital birth in California for my 19 month old?
In 2017, I was a resident of TX before relocating to CA. I gave birth August 2017. I received all my prenatal care in Texas. There was no midwife or doula present but my husband, his brother, my mother in law and her parents were present for the birth. Since my child is over a year, I know I have to petition California's Superior Court, but I'm not sure of all the necessary paperwork needed to get the process started
A: You would file a petition to establish birth with the local probate court. After a court hearing, you should get an order establishing the birth. Then you must file the order with the Department of Health Services. You may have to get an attorney to draft it for you. Contact a local attorney to help you.
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