I'm currently 17 weeks pregnant, and I'm curious to know what "rights" the father has. We're not together and have never been married. And what are some pros and cons of not listing him on the birth certificate?
In order to list him on the birth certificate, he will need to fill out an Affidavit of Parentage (the hospital will have the form). If you don't list him, the father will be listed as "unknown". Do you want that on your child's birth certificate? Technically, he has the same rights as you; however, if he is not on the birth certificate, he'll need to file an action for paternity, legitimation, and/or custody/visitation in order to be able to legally enforce his rights.
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