I am a u.s. citizen born abroad. I was born on a military base in frankfurt germany, Oct. 1st, 1960. My father was in the army and they were stationed there. Both my parents were us citizens. My parents divorced, my mother remarried, and my stepfather adopted me and my older brother in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 1964 or 65. I contacted Santa Barbara court, they don't have my amended birth certificate recorded there. They recommended I contact calif. dept. public health/vital records. Tried that, they told me to contact the state dept. This is my question: Can I petition the Santa Barbara court and make them find my amended birth certificate. Or does anybody know where my amended birth certificate should be recorded.
If your stepfather is still alive, ask him if he had your birth certificate amended, and if so, where he did that. Also, ask your older brother if his birth certificate was amended, and if so, if he got a copy and if so, where? Did you contact the State Department? If so, what did they tell you? If nothing else works, try to retrieve your adoption records, and seek a new amended birth certificate based on those adoption records.
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