Obtaining Birth Certificate (Intended Parents)

On the date of delivery, the hospital staff will provide you with detailed instructions on how to obtain birth certificate(s) for your child(ren). 

Should you wish to request expedited copy(ies), please be sure to bring this to the attention of the hospital staff assisting you that day. 

Oftentimes, international Intended Parents may not be able to travel to the U.S. for various reasons in time for the delivery. With the constantly changing COVID travel restrictions, our office works closely with international Intended Parents to generate a plan to pick up the child(ren) on the date of delivery. 

We will prepare a Limited Power of Attorney (“LPOA”) on your behalf authorizing another individual to act in your place on the date of delivery. You will need to select a person of your choice to act as the LPOA, who will then be able to make certain decisions on your behalf as reflected in the LPOA. Should this happen, preparation of a LPOA is included in our legal fee for preparing and obtaining a Pre-birth Order.  

California Department of Public Health (Vital Records) requires statistical record of the person who actually gave birth to the child(ren) be included. This is noted only in the confidential portion and will not be available to the public.