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News Regarding Stillborn Babies Birth Certificates

This was an email sent to my daughter by Richard K. Olsen, Executive Director, National Stillbirth Society.  You can join their mailing list also to stay informed.

Date: 04/20/05 06:36:24
To: Sent to my daughter's email
Subject: Stillbirth Chatroom
 
N.C. House approves certificate for stillborns
04/19/2005  Associated Press

Parents of a stillborn could receive a certificate of the child's birth in a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the state House.

The bill sponsor, Rep. Wilma Sherrill, R-Buncombe, said the measure is designed to give some families a tangible recognition of the child and "give that parent or parents some peace."

The document would state plainly that it is not a certificate of live birth, which can be used to receive a Social Security number and other government benefits.

Obtaining the "certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth" would be optional. For stillbirths occurring before July 2002, the application would have to be accompanied by the fetal death report.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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NOTE: If your state doesn't already isues Certificates for Stillborn babies, this may be the time to bring it to your legislature.

Richard K. Olsen, Executive Director
National Stillbirth Society

Re: Your Baby. If you haven't done so already you can submit your baby's name, date of birth and photo for posting to Missing Angels at no charge. See it now. www.missingangel.org

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Visit the Moms Study and participate in their study if you had a Stillborn Angel
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Visit the Missing Angel Foundation to keep informed on what is being done to change laws regarding stillbirth
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Visit the International Stillbirth Alliance for more information
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