QuestionsCategory: ParentingPros and cons of putting father on birth certificate?
Jessica Simpson asked 9 months ago
I was wondering if I should put my baby’s father on the birth certificate. What could be the pros and cons?
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Jessica Simpson answered 8 months ago
If the child has father’s name on the certificate, it legally binds the child to their biological father.


They are legally responsible to provide child support. Child can be enrolled in their father’s health insurance plan.


The father will have equal say in how anything related to child will be done. If you don’t want the father involved you might not want to put him on the birth certificate.


Some cons are that, father gets the ability to impose parental rights, which also includes custody.


Important choices such as health care, treatment, school activities, become difficult as every time you will need father’s consent and signatures too.