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Acknowledgement of Paternity

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1. Make an appointment

Call (409) 938-7221 MONDAY morning at 8:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment for that week. First come, first served

AVAILABLE days & times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ONLY                                                                       

2. Items to bring

  1. State identification card, driver license or stat- approved documents
  2. $47 (MONEY ORDER) for the state fees
  3. $13 (CASH, CHECK, CREDIT, or DEBIT) for the notary fees

3. Our process

The AOP appointment may take up to two hours

4. State process

The state can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks to have the father added to the birth certificate. You will receive the new birth certificate through the mail

NOTE: BOTH Parents must present a valid identification or driver license at the time of the appointment and are required to be ON TIME or you’ll have to reschedule your appointment.

Click here for required documents.

Questions? (409) 938-7221  (409) 765-2595   agarcia@gchd.org