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Traveling out of the country with children can be a fantastic adventure! But losing a passport or birth certificate can create utter havoc... so plan ahead. In addition to packing all your important ID documents (i.e. passports, photo IDs, birth certificates, documents authorizing you to travel with your child outside the country if there are custodial issues), make a copy of each form along with your itinerary and leave them behind with a close family member or friend who can be reached in case of emergency. It may be the difference between a dream vacation and a real nightmare. Safe and happy travels!