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:
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:
Provide a certified copy of the Court Order and the original Naturalization Certificate.
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 as documentary evidence.
Add Biological Father when parents were not married:
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 the Adoptions page for rules regarding these options.