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Posted by Imran Khodabocus on 1st October 2019
We heard about the case of Kirsty Gravett and how she had to add her late partner’s name on their child’s birth certificate. How can you do this?


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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