In many states, hospitals won’t provide a copy of the official birth certificate unless you request one. Our printable baby paperwork guide can help you keep track of all the forms and documents for your new baby before they’re born, at the hospital and after they get home.
A Red File is a binder or folder with all your important documents in one place. I keep mine in a fire safe so it is protected from fire but also easily accessible in case I am forced to evacuate, Here are some pictures of a sample Red File and various items that can be included.
What an interesting idea.....I happen to have an extra copy of our license. I might have to head to Hobby Lobby this weekend :)
Illinois apostille. The following documents are acceptable for Illinois State Apostilles: documents notarized by an Illinois Notary Public; certified copies of Birth certificates from the County Clerk, Local Registrar or Illinois Department of Public Health; certified copies of Marriage licenses from the County Clerk; certified copies of Divorce decrees from the Circuit Clerk; documents issued by Illinois Secretary of State