Posted by Imran Khodabocus on 1st October 2019


A parent wishing to add their name or the other biological parent’s name (as Kirsty Gravett did) can apply for a Court order called a Declaration of Parentage.

There may need to be proof of parentage e.g paternity testing via a court approved paternity test provider.

If the court grants a Declaration of Parentage, a court officer will send a copy to the Registrar General (this should be done within 21 days) and they should normally re-register the child’s birth meaning a new birth certificate with the addition of the other parent.


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