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.
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