Barbara C Eaton
Pass desperately needed legislation making it a federal criminal offense to lie on a child’s birth certificate.
Every child has an inalienable right to know the identity of both birthparents. Starting life with a fraudulent birth certificate negatively impacts a child’s life. Alarming statistics show how costly it is to the Nation’s resources, as well as the cost of emotional carnage of wrecked lives. These statistics are linked directly to lack of a father relationship. Should a child be put up for adoption and the father’s identity is falsified on the birth certificate, then the adoption agency ignores the relinquishment law, adopting children out without the consent or knowledge of the father. Fraudulent birth certificates erodes democracy and society by denying a father his guaranteed constitutional right to parent his child, and sentences a child to a lifetime of profound emotional upheaval. There are 24 million children in America—one out of every three—who live in biological father-absent homes. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Data from the Colorado Department of Human services, U.S. Census Bureau, and various other sources. Please see: http://www.fatherhood.org/father-absence-statistics All of the statistics relate to mothers keeping children away from their fathers. In most cases, it's just preference and has nothing to do with abuse. 35% of all childhood fatality linked to lack of father relationship. 80% of all teenage pregnancy linked to lack of father relationship. 76% of all adolescent suicide linked to lack of father relationship. 72% of all adolescents who commit murder linked to lack of father relationship. 60% of all children who do poorly in school in academics or social behavior linked to lack of father relationship. 70% of all drug and alcohol abuse linked to lack of father relationship. 100% of all childhood obesity linked to lack of father relationship. 60% of all childhood poverty linked to lack of father relationship. 50% of all mothers who see no need to have children have a relationship with their father just because, see infant mortality rates 1.8% times higher in infants without access to their father. On June 5, 2015, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Colorado House Bill 15-1282, making it a criminal offense to lie on a child's birth certificate. The Colorado General Assembly clearly understands the meaning of the above statistics. We are now asking the Federal Government to follow Colorado's lead.