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Paternity Affidavits

In order for the father’s name to appear on your child’s birth certificate at the time of birth, a Paternity Acknowledgement Affidavit Form must be completed and signed by both parents at your local health department.

You will need to bring one form of current U.S. government issued ID for the parent and child.

Forms of Accepted ID


  • Driver’s License

  • State Photo ID

  • U.S. Passport

  • Military ID

  • Permanent Residence Card

  • Employment Authorization Card

  • Current School Photo ID


  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Form

  • Infant’s Hospital Bracelet

  • Hospital Certificate of Birth

  • Discharge Paperwork

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