New Jersey

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment


Pre Birth / Post Birth


Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple


Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections




No Bio Connections

Vital Records Information

Contact: Yamileth Merchak ([email protected], 609-292-4087)

  • Email a copy of the Judgment to Yamileth prior to birth

Judgment: Certified Judgment should be presented to hospital, who will then fax it to Vital Statistics. The hospital will likely return the certified Judgment to the Intended Parents (i.e. neither the hospital nor Vital Statistics require the certified Order), but please confirm.

Birth Certificates: The birth record which the hospital will electronically transmit to Vital Statistics will include the GC’s information, but the only birth certificate which is issued will name the IPs.

  • Hospitals are required to electronically submit the birth record within 5 days of the birth. Birth certificates are generally available on the 6th day and can be ordered in person at a local registrar.
  • For birth certificates to be apostilled or used for passport application purposes, the long form birth certificate should be requested.

Local Counsel

Dominic Farole
(610) 502-2720
[email protected]