If the child is under the age of 18, and there is no father or second parent listed on the birth certificate, and the mother or parent listed was not married to anyone between conception and birth, both parents can complete a VS211 Form (PDF). Both parents would need to appear before a judge of a district court in Kansas and complete the Paternity Consent Form for Birth Registration. To start this process, we recommend contacting your local county courthouse in the state of Kansas.
If the mother was married between conception and birth or there is another parent listed on the birth certificate the parents would need to provide our office with a court order of paternity. This situation will require a court order with both men listed as a party to the court action and the other father/parent would need to be given notice.
Note: If completing the VS211 form you're not required to have an attorney to appear before the judge and there are no court fees. Contact the clerk of the district court to set up an appointment to use this form. You will need to take a certified copy of the child's birth certificate with you and some form of identification for both parents. Once the form has been completed at the courthouse, the clerk will mail it to our office.