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I need to acquire my birth certificate for retirement

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Hello, I need to acquire my birth certificate for retirement purposes. Currently and for some time I am using my birth name Morrill, but the cert is sealed and the adopted name Kramer remains. I wish to legally change my name to my original birth name. Please advise.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

California

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Born in Massachusetts

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Welcome to JA and thank you for your question. I will be the Attorney that will be assisting you. Once your birth certificate changes due to adoption that is your legal birth certificate and it will not be changed. You can go through the legal process of changing your name to whatever name you would like to use. The court order will permit you to change your name on your social security account and government issued Id cards, passports etc. Where in CA do you reside?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
San Diego. My SSN, CA Driver License etc are in my birth name already since 1984. I lost my original Birth Certificate and need to get another.

That helps. Your original birth certificate is no longer available because of the adoption. A court ordered name change would be your option at this point.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What forms must I get?

Once you have a court order you can request the name change to your existing birth certificate.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
OK

I can provide a link for Attorneys in your area that handle the matters and provide FREE consultations. I can also provide an overview of the process ans see if the forms are available online.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
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Please give me a few moments so I can provide you with helpful information.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you very much.

I have more. This is the process to amend the birth certificate with the court order https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/ADA_Court%20order%20name%20change%20(01-18).pdf

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