Paternity Affidavit Program

What is the Paternity Affidavit Program?

Every birthing hospital in the state of Iowa is required to provide information to unmarried parents about how to establish paternity. However, there is a lot of important information to communicate to parents during their short hospital stay.

Based on this, a program has been developed to help hospital employees, community organization employees, and unmarried parents to understand the importance of establishing paternity.

Watch the video below for more information. To view the video in Spanish, click here.

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Additional Resources

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Unmarried parents PDF
Paternity Establishment PDF
Resource Guide
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The Child Welfare Research & Training Project (CWRTP) provides oversight of the Paternity Affidavit Training Program for the State of Iowa. This includes training development and provision through various methods as well as information distribution for birthing centers throughout the state. On this page, you will find information about paternity affidavits.