To make your baby's birth official, state officials charge you $12 for a birth certificate.
Since 1986, $3 of that fee has been channeled into the Children's Trust Fund, a statewide fund intended for child-abuse prevention.Now there's a luxury model birth announcement - the Heritage Birth Certificate, which is suitable for framing, of course.
The full-color document, with a drawing of a child and parents, was designed by Utah artist Trevor Southey. Utah's Heritage Birth Certificate costs $35, $20 of which is earmarked for the Children's Trust Fund.
Leslie Komatsu, prevention specialist in the Utah Division of Family Services, said $350,000 will be budgeted for a comprehensive statewide child abuse prevention plan. The trust is administered through the state Department of Human Service.
Last year, trust fund programs collectively served more than one million people.
The largest percent of the Children's Trust Fund, 22 percent, was spent on preventive education programs.