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PA Child Support Program

Establish Paternity

In Pennsylvania, when a child is born to a woman who is not married to anyone at the time of birth, there is no legal relationship between the father and the child. Use the links below to obtain information about establishing a legal relationship between the child and the father.

Acknowledgment of Paternity Video Acknowledgment of Paternity Form

View the video which explains the methods of establishing paternity in Pennsylvania, your rights, responsibilities, and obligations, and how to complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity form.

When completing the form, you can go directly to the video clip for the section you are completing:

Complete and print the form. You will need access to a printer.

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