Heres the deal...we've decided not to go get passports because unless we pay to get them expidited we might not get them in time. Plus they would be more expensive and we RARELY travel. But now my question is about the "birth certificate". We have copies already that say State of California Orange County Clerk Recorder certified abstract of birth. These do have the Seal of California on them and the Orange County Clerk Recorder seal but neither of these are "raised" seals. It is printed on the documents. Is this what is needed? Or is there some other issued birth certificates? Please help.