I was recently retained by a family to file a lawsuit to compel the State of New Jersey to amend their child’s birth certificate. This was a most unusual request. The child, a New Jersey college athlete, wished to establish dual citizenship with his country of origin in order to be eligible to try out for their national team. The country of origin rejected the initial application because the name of the birth mother on her national ID card did not match her name on her son’s birth certificate. The birth certificate would need to be amended.