In order for the father’s name to appear on your child’s birth certificate at the time of birth, a Paternity Acknowledgement Affidavit must be completed and signed by both parents at your local health center. You will need to bring one form of current U.S. government issued ID for the parent and child:
Forms of ID for the parents
- Driver’s License
- State Photo ID
- U.S. Passport
- Military ID
- Permanent Residence Card
- Employment Authorization Card
- Current School Photo ID
Forms of ID for the child
- Perinatal Hepatitis B Form
- Infant’s Hospital Bracelet
- Hospital Certificate of Birth
- Discharge Paperwork
You must fill out the application in person at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.
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