You will need to obtain a court order of paternity to list your father's name on the birth certificate. Your mother and father will need to be made a party to the court action. Once the court action has been completed, you will need to provide our office with the certified court order. We will also need additional information on the father:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Highest grade completed
- Social Security number (if he has one)
Note: If your mother was married to someone else other than your natural father while she was pregnant with you (from conception to birth) or if there is another man's name listed on the birth certificate as the father, that man will also need to be made a party to the court action. The court will need to determine that he is not the natural father and terminate his rights to the birth certificate.