What a pain in the bum. I have the money, I'm ready to send it off, but they want a check instead of the cold hard cash in my hand. I don't use checks. I use card. Very rarely do I even have cash. It's all electronic in my financial world. But now, because I want my birth certificate and because I was adopted, it's not just as simple as sending in a form and some money. At least the people that got my original request were nice enough to send me the info I need in order to get my birth certificate and the money I sent them. But now I have to send another form to X, Y, and Z, plus a check. Not cash. Not card. A check. Why a check? Why do they want the stupid piece of paper that says "I have this money" rather than the money itself. What a pain.