The state registrar shall establish a new certificate of birth for a person born in this state, when the state registrar receives the following:
1. An adoption certificate as provided in section 144.19, or a certified copy of the decree of adoption together with the information necessary to identify the original certificate of birth and to establish a new certificate of birth; except that a new certificate of birth shall not be established if so requested by the court decreeing the adoption, the adoptive parents, or the adopted person.
2. A request that a new certificate be established and evidence proving that the person for whom the new certificate is requested has been legitimated, or that a court of competent jurisdiction has determined the paternity of the person.
3. A notarized affidavit by a licensed physician and surgeon or osteopathic physician and surgeon stating that by reason of surgery or other treatment by the licensee, the sex designation of the person has been changed. The state registrar may make a further investigation or require further information necessary to determine whether a sex change has occurred.
The state registrar shall establish a certificate of birth as provided in section 600.13, subsection 5, for any adopted person born in a foreign country which person is a resident of this state, upon receipt of the adoption certificate provided for in section 144.19 or upon receipt of a certified copy of the decree of adoption, together with information necessary to establish a new certificate of birth. This certificate of birth, if for an adopted person born in a foreign country, shall show specifically the true or probable country of birth and that the certificate is not evidence of United States citizenship. However, a new certificate of birth shall not be established if so requested by the court decreeing the adoption, the adoptive parents, or the adopted person.
[C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 2406; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 144.21, 144.44; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 144.23]
Referred to in § 600.13
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