Instructions for getting official certificates or decrees for life events such as birth, death, marriage, or divorce. Adopt a child Some children in foster care need adoptive homes. Explore the process of adopting from foster care. Become a foster parent If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, we have the information and resources to help you get started. Get a birth certificate Description of how to order a copy of a birth certificate (with a raised seal) online, by mail, or in person. Get a copy of a divorce decree Instructions for obtaining copies of divorce decrees in Philadelphia. Get a death certificate Information on how to order a copy of a death certificate (with a raised seal) online, by mail, or in person. Get a marriage license Requirements, fees, and instructions for obtaining a marriage license from the City of Philadelphia. Get married in LOVE Park How to get married or renew your vows in front of Philadelphia’s landmark LOVE sculpture as part of Wedding Wednesdays. Request DNA/paternity test information from the Medical Examiner How to request a DNA/paternity test on a person whose body was handled by the Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO). Request Medical Examiner records How to request records or an autopsy report from the Medical Examiner’s Office.