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Bureau of Vital Records Team Participates in 20th Annual National Adoption Event

By | December 11th, 2019|Licensing|

The 20th Annual National Adoption Day event was held on Saturday, November 23 and for the 8th year in a row, our Bureau of Vital Records Team participated in the event. The annual event is held to raise awareness for foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for foster children [...]

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Top Baby Names in Arizona 2017

By | December 27th, 2017|General, Preparedness|

Emma is the top name for girls, and Liam is the top name for boys for the second year in a row. The top five girl names for 2017 are Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Mia, and Ava. The top five boy names for 2017 are Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Alexander, and Daniel. The list of baby names [...]

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Vital Records Staff Participate in National Adoption Day

By | November 28th, 2017|Licensing|

National Adoption Day, which took place this year on Nov.18, is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children are finalized on this special day. This year 261 children were adopted in Maricopa County. Our Bureau of [...]

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New Online Death Registration System Goes Live

By | October 4th, 2017|Licensing|

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Vital Records (ADHS) operates multiple statewide electronic systems that enable ADHS and our partners to submit records of vital events for registration and ultimately issuance to the public.  On Monday, ADHS implemented new death registration and Vital Records issuance system that will be used, in coordination with partners statewide, [...]

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Get Ahead on Back to School and Fall Sports by Making Sure You Have Your Child’s Birth Certificate

By | July 26th, 2017|Licensing|

August is a busy time of year for many Arizona families.  It’s time for back to school and enrollment for fall sports, both of which will likely require you to submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Our Bureau of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of Arizona vital records, including [...]

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Vital Records Data Helps Public Health Improve the Overall Health of Arizona

By | January 18th, 2017|Licensing|

One of the most popular features on our website and social media is the annual list of the top 100 baby names in Arizona. The list is created from our Bureau of Vital Records, which registers and issues birth certificates for all the babies born each year. While the list is a fun use of [...]

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Vital Records Staff Participate in National Adoption Day

By | November 30th, 2016|Licensing|

The Maricopa County Superior Court’s National Adoption Day was held at the Durango Juvenile Court Center on Nov. 19. National Adoption Day is an annual event held to raise awareness for more than 100,000 foster-care children nationwide who are waiting to find their forever families. Adoptions for hundreds of children are finalized on this special [...]

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Bureau of Vital Records Participates in National Data Sharing Program

By | September 26th, 2016|Licensing|

This week the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released the 2015 birth data file and accompanying data brief “Births in the United States, 2015.” This report plays a significant role in public health program planning and funding throughout the nation. Our Bureau of Vital Records participated with vital records departments from across the country [...]