Texas Health and Safety Code

Sec. § 191.0049
Birth Record Issued to Foster Child or Youth or Homeless Child or Youth

On request of a child or youth described by this section, the state registrar, a local registrar, or a county clerk shall issue, without fee or parental consent, a certified copy of the child’s or youth’s birth record to:


a homeless child or youth as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11434a;


a child in the managing conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services; and


a young adult who:


is at least 18 years of age, but younger than 21 years of age; and


resides in a foster care placement, the cost of which is paid by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1024 (H.B. 123), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.

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