The following resources have been developed to teach unmarried parents about paternity affidavits. All materials are free to view, download, and print.
Select resources can also be ordered by completing this short order form.
- Leader’s Guide – Learn about how to use the curriculum materials to teach unmarried parents about paternity affidavits.
- Paternity Establishment Quiz – Address misconceptions and myths about paternity establishment
- Double Check for These Common Errors – Submit Voluntary Paternity Affidavits that are free of the most common errors
- Paternity Establishment: Addressing the How and Why (pictured)– Understand paternity establishment, specifically the importance of establishing it and how to do so (8″ x 18″, 9″ x 12″)
- Sample Voluntary Paternity Affidavit – Examine a sample Voluntary Paternity Affidavit to understand how to complete one with ease
- Paternity Affidavits: What Do I Need to Bring? – Understand what IDs should be brought to complete and submit a Voluntary Paternity Affidavit, including where Voluntary Paternity Affidavits can be collected
- Frequently Asked Questions – Address common questions related to Voluntary Paternity Affidavits and paternity establishment that future and current parents may have
“Unmarried Parents” Brochure
The “Unmarried Parents” brochure is available to teach unmarried parents why it is important to establish paternity for their child. Because future and current parents are often uninformed about what paternity establishment is and why it is important, a brochure has been created that begins to answer these questions. This brochure is available for viewing, download, and print in English and Spanish.
All birthing hospitals are required to use this resource when educating unmarried parents about paternity affidavits. Please distribute the attached resources to appropriate individuals and departments within your hospital. This resource is designed to replace Comm. 107, Establishing Paternity by Affidavit, which previously was a booklet with babies on the front.
In the past, hospital staff could order Comm. 107 through the State of Iowa at Anamosa. Moving forward, do not order Comm. 107 through the State of Iowa, instead ordering will take place with the Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program.
An email newsletter is sent every month with updates and news about paternity affidavits. View past e-newsletters below:
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- May 2017
- March 2017
- January 2017
- November 2016
- September 2016
- July 2016
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Webinars are a time to share a more comprehensive overview of a paternity establishment-related topic. Previous webinar PowerPoints are available to download:
- Tuesday, June 27: what is needed to complete the paternity affidavit, common paternity misconceptions / list of acceptable forms of identification
- Monday, April 24: hospital reimbursement program, available outreach materials
- Monday, February 27, 2017: how to complete the paternity affidavit
- Tuesday, October 25, 2016: benefits of establishing paternity
- Tuesday, August 30, 2016: common errors made on the paternity affidavit
Power of Two video
The Power of Two video is another resource to educate unmarried parents about paternity affidavits. Though there are other documents that also explain this importance, the video is another way for future and current parents to learn about and understand this important information.
Online Paternity Affidavit Training
Do you want to learn more about paternity affidavits?
An online version of the paternity affidavit training is available. To access the training you’ll need to create an account at the Service Training website. You can do that by clicking on “Login” at the top right of the page and following the directions under the title, “Is This Your First Time Here?”, on the right side of the page that opens. Once logged on, hover your cursor over “Training Categories” and click on “Ongoing Training Series”. From the page that appears, click on “Paternity Affidavit Training” and follow the instructions provided.
Abby Stanek is also willing to come train your staff (anywhere in Iowa!) on paternity affidavits. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
Order Paternity Affidavits
If you are in need of affidavit forms, submit an order form to the Bureau of Health Statistics. If you need to order forms or information, call Birth Registration at: (515) 281-3266.
Select educational resources about paternity affidavits can also be ordered by completing this short order form.
For more information, answers, or to schedule a free staff training, please contact Abby Stanek at email@example.com.
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