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.
A free curriculum to teach unmarried parents about paternity affidavits is available for download. The following resources are within the curriculum:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Select educational resources about paternity affidavits can also be ordered by completing this Order Form for Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Materials. For more information, please contact:
- For any outreach material needs, please email Pataff@iastate.edu or complete this Order Form for Voluntary Paternity Affidavit Materials.
- For questions on the paternity affidavit, please contact a Child Support Recovery Unit (CSRU) office..
To learn more about child support related topics, please visit Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit.