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A birth certificate is a vital record that documents the birth of a person. The term "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document certifying the circumstances of the birth or to a certified copy of or representation of the ensuing registration of that birth. Depending on the jurisdiction, a record of birth might or might not contain verification of the event by such as a midwife or doctor.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17, an integral part of the 2030 Agenda, has a target to increase the timely availability of data regarding age, gender, race, ethnicity, and other relevant characteristics which documents like a birth certificate has the capacity to provide.

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    The mother of my child doesn't want me to have any rights (she told me like that). How can I add my name to the birth certificate as her biological father?
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    NSW Child Support / Birth Certificate

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    QLD Father not on birth certificate

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    WA Father never wanted child

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    ACT Ex taken my daughter despite not being on birth certificate or registration.

    So my ex and I have had quiet a horrible break up but to make matters worse off for myself he has taken all 3 Kids (2 BIO, 1 NOT) and moved them out of the A. C. T. He is NOT even on my almost 2yr olds birth certificate SO HOW CAN HE JUST BE ABLE TO REMOVE HER FROM THE A. C. T AGAINST MY...
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    NSW Fathers name on birth papers Mother withheld putting Father on Birth Certificate and contact advice

    Hi everyone I had a look before I became a member and I found it the people giving advice did have the child's best interest So I'm looking forward to hearing responses and consider them seriously. I'm a father of a 3 year old girl who I feel is the only reason why I'm still alive and feel...
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    QLD Birth Certificates - Who can acquire them, can a father be listed/removed without their knowledge?

    Hi all, I've gotten some good info before so thought I'd pick your brains again. Birth certificates - If I'm not on the birth certificate, can I get access to one without a court order? ALSO - Can a father be listed on a birth certificate without their knowledge or consent? And.... Can the...
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    Desperately Looking for a Biological Father

    This person has an Australian citizen as their father, but they don't know their identity or contact details, and wish for finding out. That was a family secret until recently, that this person was the daughter of an Australian citizen, biological daughter. What is known about this father is...
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    NT Family Court - Father of Child Not Following Court Orders?

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    NSW Taking My Name Off Child's Birth Certificate - Help?

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