Birth Certificate

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  1. Lesbianmoms

    Lesbianmoms New Member

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    Hello everyone! My wife and I are new here and we’re soon to be mommies in March. We’re from Louisiana. We’ve done quite a bit of research but still haven’t had any luck getting information or answers to the birth certificate question.

    anyone have any experience in getting both names on their baby(s) birth certificate?
     
  2. Bevziibubble

    Bevziibubble Well-Known Member
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    Hi and welcome to BabyandBump :)

    I hope you get some answers soon :)
     
  3. jsquared

    jsquared Well-Known Member

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    Yes. You are married, you are legally entitled to put both of your names on the birth certificate. We’ve done it twice now, in Texas. I do think the first time, we told the records office at the hospital before delivery date—I didn’t want any drama the day of. It was no big deal. Congratulations!!
     
  4. DobbyForever

    DobbyForever First Time Momma

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    Congratulations! I agree. You are legally recognized as a married couple and have a protected legal right to have both names on the birth certificate. I think PP's idea to talk to the hospital ahead of time (if only for peace of mind/easy going on the big day) is a fantastic idea. I'm not sure if they've updated their terms for parents, last I checked things were still gendered in that department. But last I checked was several years ago.
     

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