Q: In tennessee can a women sign as the father on a birth certificate when the child is born?
Will they get the "fathers" last name and rights to the child?
A: Only the father can sign a V.A.P. ( voluntary acknowledgement of Paternity). If not signed by the father at the time of birth, the only way to established parentage for a child born out of wedlock is for either parent to file paternity proceedings and have DNA testing done.
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