Paternity Affidavit Information for Hospital and Community Organization Employees

The Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Program understands that there is a lot of information to share with unmarried parents in a short amount of time, so numerous resources have been developed to assist  you in the process of educating parents.

For more information, answers, or to schedule a free staff training, please contact Abby Stanek at astanek@dhs.state.ia.us. You can also order select educational resources about paternity affidavits by completing this short order form.

Free Curriculum

A free curriculum to teach unmarried parents about paternity affidavits is available for download. The following resources are within the curriculum:

“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.

Comm. 107

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.

Comm. 107 is available in both English and Spanish for download.

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.

Order Paternity Affidavits

Hospital employees can contact Birth Registration (515-242-6332) if there are any questions about printing paternity affidavits or the official paper used for printing.

Community organizations can contact Bureau of Health Statistics (515-281-6687) for information on getting official paternity affidavits to use with applicable individuals.

Test Your Knowledge!

Paternity Affidavit Quiz

Address misconceptions and myths about paternity establishment

Other Resources for Hospital/Community Organization Employees

E-Newsletter

An email newsletter is sent every month with updates and news about paternity affidavits. View past e-newsletters below:



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Webinar

Webinars are a time to share a more comprehensive overview of a paternity establishment-related topic. Previous webinar PowerPoints are available to download:

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 astanek@dhs.state.ia.us to schedule a visit.


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 astanek@dhs.state.ia.us.

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