Paternity Acknowledgment Form

An Acknowledgment of Paternity Form is given to the birth mother at the New York City hospital when the baby is born. If the form is completed at the time of birth, the father's name will be on the child's birth certificate. Parents who did not complete the form at the hospital can apply for an Acknowledgement of Paternity up until the child's 21st birthday.

You can read more about paternity establishment, or you may call the City's Outreach and Paternity Services Unit at (888) 208-4485.