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Change or Add a Parent

To Change Parent Information:

To Correct a Parent’s Name:

If the change is a minor spelling error or typo, an affidavit may be used. All other changes require a court order.

Parent’s Name Change Due to Court Order:

An affidavit may be used. Provide a certified copy of the Court Order and a certified copy of the Parent’s Corrected Birth Certificate.

Parent’s Name Change Due to Naturalization: 

An affidavit may be used. Provide a certified copy of the Court Order and the original Naturalization Certificate.

Affidavit to Amend a vital record form

To Add a Parent:

Parents Were Married:

If the parents were married prior to the child’s birth, they may use an affidavit to add the 2nd parent. Provide a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate.

Affidavit to Amend a vital record form

Add Biological Father:

A biological father can be added by a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity if all parties are willing. The mother must start this request.

Any amendment that requires a court order must have a certified copy of the order submitted.

Legitimations and Court Order Paternities are processed by Adoption. Please see Adoptions page for rules regarding these options.

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