Kernersville, NC asked in Family Law for North Carolina

Q: How do birth certificates work in North Carolina?

I'll be 18 the month after my son is born and my partner of 2.5 years is 20. We are not married and would like to wait for marriage. I'm curious because I'm a minor by technicality. Will he still be allowed on the birth certificate? Will they still allow him to sign it saying our son is his child?

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Angela L. Haas
Angela L. Haas
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Yes. He can sign the Affidavit of Parentage, and be listed on the child's birth certificate. To legitimate the child, however, he will need to adopt or marry you.

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