Everything You Need to Know About the Declaration of Paternity

So you’re ready to establish and declare paternity. How exactly do you go about this?


First and foremost, you need to understand your reasons for establishing paternity. If a child is born out of wedlock, there is no “presumption” as to who the father is. It’s important to establish paternity because the father will make many important decisions in the child’s life including:


  • Financial support
  • Inheritance
  • Custody & visitation rights
  • Access to family medical records
  • And more.


The first way to establish paternity would be to sign the birth certificate. The birth certificate can be signed at the hospital, or if arranged, at another time.


If for whatever reason the parents don’t place the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate, they should then prepare what is called a “paternity statement.” You can find the forms online by simply searching “declaring paternity” or “paternity statement.”


You will then sign and file the paternity statement and you’ll likely need a witness and/or notary present. Check with your own state’s Department of Health to find out where exactly to file the form.


This drug test form must be completed before check out. The info is required in order to create your donor pass. A donor pass must be presented at the collection site with a valid photo ID. Once the form is complete, you will be able to proceed and check out. Your donor pass will be emailed to you, in most cases same day, or within 24 hours. ALL DONOR PASSES ARE VALID FOR (7) DAYS. Collection site is selected based on the zip code you provided.

Once the order is submitted there are NO REFUNDS. You can only request an extension or drug test credit in case of cancelation.

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