at the port and went on their cruise. This family is lying! I've adopted 3 children. EVERY child can not be adopted without a birth certificate! I am gathering from her story that this is a domestic adoption. Every child in the US is given a birth certificate at the hospital. The adopting family then applies to adopt the child through the state. They then are issued a NEW birth certificate with the child's new name and adoptive parents listed. My adoptions were done internationally. My children had to have their foreign birth certificates in order for us to adopt them and apply for a foreign passport and their US Visa. We then readopted them in the States and received a state certificate of foreign birth (birth certificate) with their new names and our names stated as their parents. I've used my children's foreign birth certificate to get them a US passport. These were in Chinese or Russian with English translations. I've used their foreign birth certificates to travel/cruise. This family would have had no problem using this child's first birth certificate. They could have also brought suporting adoption documents to explain the name difference. They also could have applied for a passport with his birth certificate. They could have received one in days. (The State Dept. would have accepted their adoption papers in order to issue the passport in the child's new name) This woman obviously is LYING. They were not from Florida. The entire family flew, yet she had a friend in Florida close enough to the port to pick up the child within hours and willing to take him for a week? She enjoyed a nice cruise without taking care of her baby. Now she is looking for a free cruise. Bravo to Disney for putting up with this crap, but the family has already received enough perks. Shame on the Mother AND Father for leaving their child.