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Parental Responsibility

Declaration Of Parentage
Parental Responsibility Order
Parental Responsibility Agreement
Adoption

Declaration Of Parentage

A Declaration of Parentage is when the court decides who the father of a baby is.

 

You don’t need to do anything to change the birth record if there’s been a Declaration of Parentage made by a court.

 

The court will tell the General Register Office and the birth will be re-registered.

 

You’ll need to order a new birth certificate if you want one.

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Parental Responsibility Order

There can be many reasons why a parental responsibility order is wanted.

You need to be connected to the child, for example as their father, step-parent or 2nd female parent.

More than 2 people can have parental responsibility for the same child.

If all parents agree a consent order can be applied for.

If a father wants parental responsibility and the mother does not agree, the father would have to apply to the court.

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Parental Responsibility  Agreement

If you’re a father who wants parental responsibility and the mother agrees then you can have a parental responsibility agreement

 

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Adoption

Another option to gain parental responsibility is to adopt the child.

This may be particularly suitable for a very young child. 

Both birth parents normally have to agree (consent) to the adoption, unless:

  • they cannot be found

  • they’re incapable of giving consent, for example due to a mental disability

  • the child would be put at risk if they were not adopted

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