Port Richey, FL asked in Adoption, Family Law and Tax Law for Florida

Q: If you had a child that was adopted are you allowed to have the original copy being the biological parent

I have my son adopted in November of court issues I'm trying to attain a copy of my son's birth certificate to show the IRS that I had my son for the first part of the year how do I go about doing that

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Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics. They offer walk-in or mail-in services. To save time, download and complete the forms you need. The Bureau of Vital Statistics may be reached at (904) 359-6900, ext. 9000.

Cheryl Fletcher
Cheryl Fletcher
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is a tax question. The birth certificate will not prove that the child lived with you during the first part of the year. It will prove that you were his mother until the birth record is updated with the new parents' information. It looks like you are trying to claim the tax credit for the child. Speak with a tax professional about this issue.

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