New Pennsylvania Law Allows Birth Certificates for Stillborns

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Kail Kauffman was stillborn March 31, 2006.

"I think they realize what a big part of my life he is," Kauffman said of her other children. "They often say, "If Kail was here, what do you think he'd be doing? What do you think he'd be like?' Sometimes it makes me smile, sometimes it makes me cry."

As the family watched the July 4 fireworks, Kyra asked, 'Do you think Kail's watching in heaven?"

The family will attend a ceremonial signing of the bill July 27. And Kauffman plans to be first in line for Kail's birth certificate September 5.

"I think fighting for this helped me," Kauffman said, describing the overwhelming guilt she felt when Kail died inside her.

"It made me feel like I could do something for him."

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