Nick vents on public release of twins' birth certificates

Saturday 21 May 2011

First-time father Nick Cannon is irate over the release this week of "informational" copies of his newborn twins' birth certificates. "Who ever released my children's birth certificates need they ass whooped," the entertainer tweeted Friday evening.
Many of his followers agreed. "For real. They should be ashamed, those people are just sick," a tweeter identified as Allan Fraga wrote. Cannon's wife singer/songwriter Mariah Carey gave birth to their daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, affectionately called Roc and Roe, on April 30. Dem Babies, as the couple refer to the twins collectively, were released last Saturday from the UCLA Medical Center where they were born.
Under California law, authorized copies of birth certificates may be released to the person named on it, his or her parents, or legal guardians. Others who may request an authorized copy include the person's child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister, spouse, or domestic partner. Outside parties that may receive authorized copies with proper legal authority include anyone who has a court order, an attorney, a licensed adoption agency, law enforcement or an other governmental agency conducting official business, or the representative of a funeral establishment acting in his or her official capacity.
Others may request informational copies, as some members of the media did. They contain the same information as authorized copies but have the words "informational, not a valid document to establish identity" emblazoned across them in red ink.
This is at least the second breach of the family's privacy. Last week, a child protection officials launched an "investigation" after being told Carey was advised to drink some Guiness to stimulate milk production. It turned out the investigation was a ruse to get photos of the babies to sell to media.


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