Establishing Fatherhood.

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US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement.
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A father can acknowledge paternity by signing a written admission or voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. All states have programs that give unmarried parents the opportunity to acknowledge the father’s paternity of the newborn at the hospital. States must also help parents acknowledge paternity up until the child’s eighteenth birthday through vital records offices or other offices designated by the state. This resource walks through questions and answers that help guide fathers and father figures as they work to establish paternity. 

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