Missouri

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts

Pre Birth / Post Birth

Post-Birth

Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married
Same-Sex
Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

N/A

N/A

N/A

No Bio Connections

Case by case

Vital Records Information

** Any case without at least one genetic connection needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Contacts: [email protected], Lisa G – Surro Clerk at VR – [email protected], Denise Branch (great POC) – 573-526-9536 [email protected] (may be outdated)

Sebastian (573) 751-6387 Press Option 2

Judgment:

  • The Pre-birth Order will only be used by the hospital to confirm parentage and authority to make medical decisions; it will not be provided to Vital Records.  The Pre-birth Order should include:
    • IPs’ full legal names (first, middle, last)

    • IPs’ dates of birth

    • Place of birth (state or country only)

    • Race

    • Social security number

    • Education level

    • Home address at the time of birth

    • For IM(s), maiden name should be included

  • A Post-birth Order containing the above information should also include the following:

    • Child’s name

    • Child’s date of birth;

    • Child’s place of birth; and

    • Language which indicates all information relating to the GC should be removed from the birth record and that the original birth record containing the GC’s information should be sealed

  • Once the post-birth Judgment is issued, a certified copy should be presented to: Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services, ATTN: Sebastian (update if necessary), 930 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109
    • The post-birth Judgment should be accompanied by payment ($15 for the birth record to be amended and $15 per certified copy (maximum of 5 birth certificates can be ordered at one time), as well as a return FedEx envelope
    • Also include birth certificate application

Birth Certificates: BC will be issued within 1-2 weeks of the post- birth Judgment being received by VR

Local Counsel

Allan Stewart
(314) 863-8484
[email protected]; [email protected]