Additional Resources

The following resources have been developed to teach unmarried parents about paternity affidavits. All materials are free to view, download, and print.

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. 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.

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. For more information, please contact:

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, please contact:

To learn more about child support related topics, please visit Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit.