Why Would a Person Want to Remove the Father from a Child's Birth Certificate?
When a child is born, the baby's birth certificate may or may not list a father. By naming a father on the certificate, a mother or couple legally declares paternity. However, there are certain situations in which a person might later want to remove that father and get a new birth certificate.
The child of a married couple, for example, will often automatically have the mother's husband listed as the father. If infidelity is discovered and a DNA test reveals that the husband is not the child's biological father, it may be deemed necessary to remove his name from the birth certificate.
The Removal Process
The legal specifics of removing a father's name from a birth certificate can vary from state to state, but the process generally involves providing evidence that there is no paternal link between the listed father and child. It's important to note that a father can usually only be removed from a birth certificate if it can be proved that he is not the biological parent of the child. In some cases, however, there may be a court order to remove the biological father's name.
If the person to be removed is known not to be the biological father, the applicant must first prove this with the results of a paternity test (if the biological father intends to be added to the certificate, paternity testing will be required for this as well). In some states, you may be able to simply provide this information to the state vital records office and have the father's name removed or changed without going to court. In other states, you may need to first go to court to show that the removal of the name is in the best interest of the child.
After any changes are approved, it may take some time for the state to process them and produce a new birth certificate. Once the process has been completed, you may need to request a replacement certificate for your personal records.
How Do I Replace My Birth Certificate?
If you need to get a new birth certificate after removing a father's name, the standard process will involve filling out request paperwork, sending it to a state government office, and waiting for it to be processed, printed, and sent. Depending upon the state and the situation, this process can take weeks to complete. With FastBirthCertificates.com, however, you can avoid lengthy processing and mail delays and get your birth certificate faster than ever before.
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4/8/2019 11:12:27 am
My daughter is 11 now doesn’t know or see her Biological father I want to have his name removed and change her last name to mine. She was born in kalamazoo Michigan.
1/22/2020 03:37:17 am
You can and see how much it is and i have a daughter she 21 now when she was born her dad was in out of her life and she don't know her dad either and she was both of our last name and i here in Fla and it cost me to remove it or change it $400 to do it. So yeah you can just ask.
9/4/2019 12:32:53 am
Can I take my name off of my daughters birth certificate even though I am her biological father
1/17/2020 03:55:29 am
My daughter's father is on the birth certificate and i want him name off and yes it will cost what ever how much it is
7/12/2021 05:27:02 am
Well why would you want to remove your name if that is your biological child 🤔
9/12/2019 10:32:31 pm
My daughters biological father is listed on the birth certificate. He is never around. He doesn’t call, text, or come see her. Can he be removed? I’m in Columbus, Ohio
1/24/2020 03:15:18 pm
Can you do that in Houston Texas?
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8/3/2021 07:03:19 pm
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8/23/2021 10:54:06 pm
Were you able to do this?
9/18/2019 11:51:45 pm
My husband is not live with me. So I had a second married. But my son birth certificate father name is my x husband name. Then what can I change my son birth certificate father name..
11/18/2019 09:58:22 am
I am the biological father and I'm listed on the birth certificate, my son is now 6 years old, can his mother take my last name off without me signing away my parental rights?
11/22/2019 07:38:53 am
Hi, I would like to remove my child's father's last name that he signed on the birth certificate. We never married and he hasnt been support financially and be there for his kids.
12/17/2019 08:52:40 am
I am the biological mom and I would like to take the father off the birth certificate. And I want to change her last name to mine. He says very inappropriate things about her. So how can I do this?
12/17/2019 08:54:25 am
And if it helps we were never together. We were just a one night stand.
12/21/2021 02:49:51 pm
My father's name has always been on my birth certificate but the copy I just received it is not 🤷
12/19/2019 05:42:28 am
I'm writing about my son Joshua, his surname is ho and because of that he is getting bullied and he asked me if he can change his surname to my maiden name
12/19/2019 06:21:50 am
I wanna take my name off my son's birth certificate as his father and I wanna know how can I do it because the babymoma is not ever gonna let me see him and she wanna give her new wife's lastname
1/2/2020 09:30:17 pm
Hi my children don't even recognize their father anymore. He texts time to time but he asks how the kids are and that is it he doesn't like talking on the phone at all. So they don't know his voice. We live in California he moved to Texas sometime in March 2019 I as well moved there but moved back to California in May 2019. I gave him the chance to move in with me and my parents and he didn't want to. I am now a single mother I am on government support to support my children because I have no one to watch them. I want him removed from the birth certificate but I don't know how to do so or what I need to do to go through all of this I already asked him if he can sign them off to me but he doesn't want to. I need help to do this. J know it is going to be a lot of work and time but I am willing to do it all.
12/13/2021 10:50:12 pm
Girl put that man on child support. He don’t want to be removed but also don’t wanna do anything??? I would put that sucker on child support he is going to want to remove his name then!
11/30/2022 09:24:45 am
Girl put that man on child support. YOU are the reason biological fathers want to remove their name from birth certificates. YOU. Trash!
1/10/2020 05:24:57 am
Can i take off the fathers name from the birth certificate even he is the biological father and theres been domestic violence while my pregnancy and afterwards too?
1/16/2020 03:38:27 am
I'm 33 years old. My dad was never around growing up and he still isn't around to this day. How can I remove him from my birth certificate?
1/21/2020 04:21:34 pm
Hi I'm racquel my son has his dad last name but the father didn't sign the birth certificate I want to change it please help me it going to 3 years now
9/9/2020 05:04:29 am
Learn to take care of yourself
6/1/2020 12:15:29 am
I wonna take my child sperm donor off he goes against my words for my child well being please help I’m tired
6/11/2020 06:00:22 pm
I am 30 years old. My biological father sexually abused me for many years as a child. Me and my husband are planning to have children in the near future and I'd like my biological father removed off my birth certificate so there is no affiliation to my children. He wasn't my father then or now. I do not want this man to be my children's grandfather.
9/19/2020 01:35:38 pm
Hi i’m a step daughter and i want my step father removed from my birth certificate legally but without him knowing due to abusive reasons what do I do?
5/2/2021 06:51:02 am
I want to remove my son last name cuz his dad is in Mexico and cant come back to usa how can i do that remove is last name.
7/16/2021 06:18:29 pm
I was wondering if it is a dv case with his father and would I be able to take him off of the birth certificate.
8/3/2021 02:41:44 pm
I live in Nebraska and put my name on the birth certificate of my ex’s child when he was born he is now 8. Is it possible to remove my name from the birth certificate knowing I am not the biological child and know this for a fact cause we di didn’t get together till she was already 7 months pregnant with him
9/27/2021 01:55:47 am
I’d like to remove a non-biological person named from my birth certificate and no one has been able to provide the appropriate form for filing for the judgement order here in Ca.. I first need to file with the court but what FL form do I need to submit to has him removed as an adult from my own bc?
11/22/2021 08:31:42 pm
The father name on my birth certificate is not my father. I had a DNA test on 23 and me . I found my father son which is my half brother. I would like to change my birth certificate and add my birth father last name as my middle name. My father passed away 2005. I never seen him in person only a picture. What can I do to fix it?
12/13/2021 10:55:14 pm
Your brother is the father of your child??????
11/30/2021 03:04:47 pm
If my daughters dad has been on drugs and in and out of jail. And keeps going and is on the birth certificate can he be removed. He hasnt paid a dime in child support and has caused alot of issues. I was in a dv with him.
8/11/2022 06:41:41 am
I believe you can if u have proof of the dv and him not supporting the child, my father is the same way and I'm hoping to remove him so I hope you can too.
10/13/2022 12:11:44 pm
I am on the birth certificate as the biological father a child that is not mine, which has been proven via a dna test. I want to know if the biological mother can remove me from the birth certificate without my knowledge or approval? The child is approx 15 months old and we live in NYS.
11/10/2022 06:57:00 am
My son found out that he is not the father of the child he thought was his son. Can he remove his name from the birth certificate and how can he do so
12/14/2022 02:27:27 am
I'm 25 an my mother up an abandoned her kids (3younger brothers) I want to take her off my birth certificate. How would I go about that?
12/19/2022 08:17:15 pm
I found my biological father who is deceased I was linked through ancestry and I want to add him to my birth certificate and remove the father's name that is on it now how do I go about doing that and what would be the cost
1/2/2023 12:33:33 pm
My niece had gotten pregnant by a guy who ended up not wanting anything to do with my great nephew. She then met and started dating another guy while she was pregnant. When the baby was born he signed the birth certificate knowing he wasn't the biological father. They have been together for over 2 years now and have since gotten married. They have a unpredictable and toxic relationship with each other and my nephew has to witness the altercations more often than he should. She is thinking about a separation/divorce. However his family and his self have been threatening her to take my nephew away from her. She is worried about it because he did infact sign the birth certificate. We live in Ohio and was wondering if she would be able to remove the non biological father's name from the birth certificate so him and his family wouldn't be able to try to take her son away from her.
1/8/2023 11:14:00 am
If another man signs the birth certificate while knowing he’s not the biological father, then 3 years later the woman have me take a non-legal paternity test. The baby is mine. Whos responsible for child support? Can the mom get him removed easily to put me on there?
4/5/2023 08:49:17 pm
Okay, so my situation is alot different than everyone else I see in here. In my case, I AM THE CHILD AND I WANT TO TAKE MY BIOLOGICAL FATHERS NAME OFF MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE! I'm ALSO AN ADULT and where from time to time I have been around my biological father it was mainly only when my mom hunted him down and would make him see me because I would cry every night wanting my dad and she done everything in her power to MAKE him be there. Then when I got older he decided on his own to show up to the man that raised me's funeral acting like father of the year telling me "it's okay, he was here now." First of all that disrespected tf out of the man that raised me. But I brushed it off any tried to build a relationship with him. He only came around when it benefitted him, and my biological father was adopted when he was younger and I never knew his biological family and his adopted family and I pretty much cut all contact when I was 9 years old. Well his adopted mom died and I was listed in her obituary and I simply commented on the post of her obituary and told him I was sorry for his loss, but also told him that I really wish he would have contacted me to see how I felt about being mentioned in her obituary, that I do not know her and dont want sympathy from people that see my name, that I wasn't claimed as or treated as her grandchild when she was alive, I really prefer not to be mentioned as one now, that for future reference, not to mention my name in anything like that without at least asking me. He stated "all her kids and grandkids/great grandkids were mentioned" however my living nephew was not mentioned that would be her "great grand child" and neither was my son that passed away(my son not being mentioned was a lot of my issue, don't remember me and not him). The explaination for this was "she didn't know them as her great grandchildren and it doesn't matter, regardless she is my mom and no matter how you look at it she is your grandmother I shouldn't have to ask you to mention your name", well because I was being petty and upset that I was pretty much told that my son not being remembered didn't matter and he's not being treated like family but I'm suppose to I told him "no, she is not my grandmother, I am not her grand child, and both of us completely agreed to that. And since you wanna say "regardless she's my grandma" how about you have them keep some of her DNA AND we can take all this to maury where HE will even tell you WE ARE NOT RELATED and I don't wanna pretend to be" when I stared this he told me that he was completely washing his hands of me that I was completely disrespectful to him and his whole family. Never to contact him again because as far as he is concerned I am dead to him and he's gonna live the rest of his life treating it as though I never existed. This doesn't bother me, I actually appreciated that he at least told me this time instead of leaving without an explanation. However!!!!! I told him when I let him in the last time that IT WAS THE LAST TIME! And him being on my birth certificate makes me legally his oldest child and he is not married legally, and does not have nor does he intend to make any type of will, so if something happens to him I WOULD LEGALLY BE HIS NEXT OF KIN! If I'm being completely honest I want his name taken off my birth certificate to legally take that responsibility off my shoulders and make it possible to never really have to worry about him again. Him being on my birth certificate and me and him not speaking has several times interfered with my life and stopped me from achieving goals. One example is when I was applying to colleges, I could NOT apply for financial aid without having personal information from him that even when I did get ahold of him, he refused to tell me so I had to put school off. My father was once in the military and I am not sure if it was honorable or dishonorable discharge but when being asked for health insurance application, or whatever if I am/was or am the child of someone that is/was enlisted in the military, I always get denied benefits because if I answer yes I can't answer the follow up questions to prove that I am, but if I list no, my name and social security number come back showing that I once was listed on his health insurance through the military and was mentioned as a beneficiary if he lost his life at war. I can't get him to give me the information I would need, and all together I just don't want anything tying me to him anymore. I dealt with his toxicity my whole life. And I wanna finally break completely free of him and everything to do with him. But I can't completely do that when he's legally my father. HOW CAN I HAVE HIM TAKEN OFF?
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