When a child is adopted, the original birth certificate is marked with an A and is withdrawn from the public register. A new adoption certificate is issued with entries showing the names of adoptive parents. This is in effect a replacement certificate and is called a “birth certificate.”
An original birth certificate will provide the following information:
It may or may not give the father’s name and occupation. If a child’s parents are not married to each other the father’s name is not always on the birth certificate.