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paternity test

i was wondering if my boyfriend will need a paternity test to be put on our daughters birth certificate (due next month). i'm just asking because we aren't married and i heard that if you aren't married you need a paternity test. he is her father, there's no possible way he couldn't be cause he's the only guy i've been with in over 2 years. my concern is they are expensive.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Jun. 7, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No you don't need a paternity test. I wasn't married to my now husband at the time of our first daughter's birth and had no issues putting him on the birth certificate.
    carmadsmom

    Answer by carmadsmom at 1:00 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • we are not married and did not have to have one. he just had to sign it.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 1:01 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • He just needs to sign an AOP (acknowledgement of paternity) form and have it notorized. It can be done at the hospital. I used to be a birth registrar and notary at the hospital I used to work at and filled these things out all day long.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 1:01 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Oh and it is free :)
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 1:02 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Depends on your state. You need to contact the hospital and ask them.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 1:07 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • Here in WA you sign and notorize a pregnancy affidavit (sp)
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 1:34 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • lol *paternity
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 1:34 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

  • I'm pretty sure if he's there and willing to sign it, then they don't really ask questions. I know people who have had men put as the father who were not the bio dad and they had no issue with it.
    mickstinator

    Answer by mickstinator at 3:04 PM on Jun. 7, 2010

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