Parentage & Paternity

Parentage and paternity are processes for determining the legal parents of a child. Unmarried parents and parents that had their child through assisted reproduction can voluntarily establish legal parentage through the Parentage Opportunity Program (POP).

Paternity (fatherhood) is automatically determined when a child is conceived during marriage. If paternity is at issue, the legal father can be determined through POP or genetic testing.

Parentage and Paternity Update