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What does signing the birth certificate mean?

By signing a birth certificate you are stating that you are the parent and waving right to a paternity or maternity test.   or signing you up as a commercial vessel into (MORE)

If the father did not sign the birth certificate how can he sign it?

My son experienced this situation. In California, the answer is to go to the hospital of birth where he showed his California driver's license, Social Security Card, and a DNA (MORE)
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Can you sign the birth certificate if you are not the father?

Yes, but if the action is challenged by the biological father the BC and the custodial rights to the child can be altered. Technically some might view such an action as fraud. (MORE)
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Can a grandparent sign the birth certificate?

No. Not if they are not the parent. Signing a birth certificate is acknowledgement of parentage. No. Not if they are not the parent. Signing a birth certificate is acknowledg (MORE)

Can anyone sign a birth certificate?

No because the person who provides the information on a birth certificate is attesting to its veracity. A birth certificate is an official record. There may be sanctions impos (MORE)