Can I put my childs father on the birth certificate without him being there?

Unless you’re legally married, no you can not. He’ll need to sign an affidavit stating that he is the father.

Best thing to do is contact the hospital and ask about what needs to happen since he wont be able to be there.

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In pa think he has to sign but you can put anyone on as long as they sign Married or not

It’s state specific best thing to do is look up your state laws about the birth certificate

Im in PA and my husband and I weren’t married when we had our boys. He had to sign for the oldest. The 2nd he didnt. We had them at different hospitals. Id definitely call amd ask

In Illinois, the father has to sign it. On my youngest’s birth certificate they typed his name in and just needed him to sign it. He was running late to pick me up and the lady that filled out the certificate didn’t want to leave it unsigned with her name on it and she was leaving for the day. She actually used Wite Out to take his name off! :roll_eyes: Then when he got there they retyped it so now it looks messed up. I try not to look at it because it makes my OCD go into overdrive. :see_no_evil:

If your married, yes you can he doesn’t have to be there…my ex husband wasn’t there for either birth and didn’t sign

I couldn’t and i live in Indiana

When I had mine I filled everything out,they didn’t even ask him anything

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U can give the baby his last name and then get him to sign it later… My friend did that with her .bF and now married that way she didnt have to change the name later

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Look up state laws. In Delaware you can’t.

In Mississippi the father has to sign the birth certificate, and a paper called Acknowledgment Of Paternity if y’all are not married. It can be filed with the birth certificate.

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in oregon it’s a paper the father signs and you send it in married or not

I know you didn’t state why he won’t be there but if it is do to military, employment, or incarceration a lot of time the papers can be faxed and signed by dad then sent faxed back. Also you don’t have to file the birth certificate before you leave if dad is going to be around with in a few weeks you can opt to just take the forms with you and file them yourself

Fl father has to sign

In NM if your married he is put on father or not. My husband made me laugh because he keeps saying he never signed it, nope buddy your the daddy by marriage :joy::rofl::joy::rofl: ps. He is the bio daddy lol


I’m sorry but I think he has to be there with his ID and sign the birth certificate that’s what my son had to do with his son and an 1988 when I had my son he had to be there with his ID and sign but you can go back later and add them to it and I think you can give the baby his last name without him being there

I live in England and I was told yes you can… but that was due to covid, but he came with me anyway

What if the father is in the military and not able to be there? Married or not couldn’t they be listed on the birth certificate?

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Now my daughter in 1991 when she was born I was not married and her father denied her so he wasn’t put on there and she was giving my last name two days before her first birthday the blood test came back and he was proving to be the father they him to fill out the paper to add him to the birth certificate and he never did do it so she kept my last name she said she likes it better anyway

In Texas no it’s a legal document they have to be there to sign

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