by Danielle M. Rosenberg on Jun 13, 2018 Birth Certificate
Gender, race, and even date of birth aren't the only areas where identity, as officially stated on a birth certificate, has been shown to be mutable. Following adoption, birth parents' names on U.S. birth certificates may be replaced with adoptive parents' names.
Birth certificates also demonstrate the prevalence of female_headed households. In Jamaica, the father's name is not listed on a third of birth certificates. In Kenya, until fairly recently, it was customary to write "XXXX" in place of the father's name for children born to unmarried parents. The term "legitimate" was finally removed from American birth certificates in 1979.