Well would you look at that? Not even 2 days after I post a rant about Ontario's deplorable views of stillborn babies, I finally receive some information from the Registrar General's office concerning my not-so-recent request for information.
I sent the request for Ryan's (non-existent) birth certificate at the end of September, and today, in the mail, I find my rejection letter. Just about 5 months later.
I requested the birth certificate for legal proof he was here. And the response I received was quite the opposite. "We have been unable to match your application to an existing registration at this time." (Loosely translated: This person does not currently exist).
Although I knew this already, it doesn't hurt any less to have it in writing. Official writing on government letterhead at that.
I suppose, now I can really start considering requesting a copy of his Statement of Stillbirth -- maybe with a personal letter attached explaining the emotional stress this simple paperwork has caused.
If you're a loss-parent, whose baby died and was recognized as a stillbirth, do you have any "legal" documentation of this? Did it "help you?" Is there even a "point" for me to go through the process of this? I know it's different for everyone, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.