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Oklahoma Child Support Services: Paternity Acknowledgment Process

Paternity Acknowledgment Process

The Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) passed by the Oklahoma legislature was effective November 2006. In the UPA, all forms in the paternity acknowledgment process were changed and one new form was created.  Beyond changes specified by the UPA, Oklahoma Child Support Services improved the forms to capture additional significant data elements, enhance data security, and save paper. For instance, the form 03PA209E, Acknowledgment of Paternity (.pdf, 2 pp, 176 KB), formerly CSED-209, consolidates the Appendix C-16, Notice of Rights and Responsibilities (.pdf, 4 pp, 70 KB) with instructions for completing the form, turning a three-page form into two pages. Further, all forms were revised to capture Social Security numbers only on the first two pages of the multi-carbon forms (Oklahoma State Department of Health/Division of Vital Records and OKDHS/OCSS copies). Social Security numbers will be blackened out on all the other pages (copies to the mother, father, acknowledging father, presumed father, and rescinding presumed father). Form numbers have changed, as well as form names.New form numbers and names are: Acknowledgment of Paternity, Form 03PA209E (.pdf, 3 pp, 197 KB) formerly known as CSED-209 Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity Adult Child’s (18 Years Or Older) Consent Form, Form 03PA212E (.pdf, 1 pp, 153 KB) formerly known as CSED-209-C Denial of Paternity, Form 03PA210E (.pdf, 2 pp, 24 KB) formerly known as CSED-209-D Husband's Denial of Paternity Rescission of Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity, Form 03PA211E (.pdf, 2 pp, 147 KB) formerly known as CSED-209-R, Rescission of Acknowledgment of Paternity Rescission of Denial of Paternity, Form 03PA213E (.pdf, 2 pp, 293 KB)  Establishing paternity for children benefits the whole family. It establishes legal documentation of the child’s natural parents, helps with ensuring support from both parents, provides an opportunity for the child to have the father's last name, and improves financial security. The easiest way to establish paternity is for the mother and natural father to voluntarily complete, sign, and have witnessed, a form that acknowledges paternity. An Acknowledgment of Paternity has the same legal effect as an order of paternity entered in a court or administrative proceeding. See Section 70 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes (Link opens in new window).For further information, please contact:Phone:    OKC Area (405) 522-2273                    Tulsa Area (918) 295-3500 or                 1-800-522-2922

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