Being A Family

Facilitates your child's moral development.

 
 

Having a Dad

Increases your child's chances for academic success.

 
 

Being a Dad

Lets your child know that you love her.

 
 

Having a Dad

Enhances your child's self-esteem.

 
 

Being a Dad

Provides your child with emotional support.

 
 

Having a Dad

Provides your child with a sense of physical and emotional security.

 
 

Being a Dad

Provides your child with a positive male role model.

 
 

Being a Family

Provides your child with guidance and discipline.

 
 

Having a Dad

Helps your child learn important life skills.

 
 

Being a Dad

Provides your child with an alternative perspective on life.

 
 

Having a Dad

Provides your child with greater financial resources.

 
 

Being a Family

Provides your child with someone to talk to when she has questions.

 
 

Having a Dad

Raises your child's chances for school success.

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What Is Paternity Establishment?

Paternity Establishment is the critical first step in ensuring the father is in the child’s life. If a child is born to unmarried parents, the biological father must be legally identified before a father’s name can be added to the child’s birth certificate. This process is called establishing paternity. Without a legal father, a child may miss out on many of the things that children of married couples are automatically provided. The child benefits by having the advantage of knowing both parents and a sense of family heritage. The father has a lot to gain by legally establishing paternity. He can ask for visitation and custody. If paternity is not established, the father’s name will not appear on the child’s birth certificate. Establish paternity today!