Michigan Certified Birth Certificate
Original birth records get lost, stolen or destroyed every day. Sometimes this is an accident or just pure bad luck. Having a birth certificate copy, or obtaining a copy, is an important move that we can make to safeguard ourselves. If you have your original birth record, it's best to put it into a bank safe deposit box for safe keeping, or hand it to a relative that can be trusted, while keeping a birth certificate copy available for everyday use.
Getting the certificate as an Adult : If you are over the age of 18 years and you don't have a birth certificate, you can apply for one from your area sub-chief's office. To apply for the certificate you need to have proof that validates your date of birth. This can be your identity card, baptism card, or a birth notification card from hospital.