Tampa, FL asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana

Q: When a child is adopted is the adopted parents names put on the birth certificate as the parents in place of the birth

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2 Lawyer Answers
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: After the adoption is final the parents can apply for a name change with Vital Records.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Marksville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: The Judgment granting the adoption typically orders the state's vital records office to reissue the birth certificate. The adopted parents must then mail the judgment along with an application to the state office for the new certificate to be issued.

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