Resource Materials

Brochures & Handouts

The following resources are free to anyone to view, download, and print.  

To order quantities of print materials, please use this link to complete an online order form.

*NEW* Paternity Prep Packet

The Paternity Prep Packet (PPP) comes in a 9x12 envelope, and includes:

  •  An informational brochure about establishing paternity by affidavit.
  •  A sample VPA with tips for completing and avoiding errors.
  •  A blank VPA form for parents to preview and practice completing.
  •  A checklist of required identity and legal documents for mom and for dad printed on the outside of the envelope.

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Establish Paternity by Affidavit (Comm. 107)

 

 

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* All hospitals with birthing centers are required to use this resource when educating unmarried parents about voluntary paternity affidavits.

 

Unmarried Parents

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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Paternity Establishment: How and Why

 

 

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"What to Bring" folding wallet cards

 

 

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Resource Guide

 

 

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Notary and Signature Section

 

 

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Informational and Instructional Videos

The following videos are available on our YouTube channel, and can be used to help teach the importance of establishing paternity, and how to complete the VPA form.

*NEW* How to Complete the Voluntary Paternity Affidavit

What is the Voluntary Paternity Affidavit (VPA)?

¿Qué es una declaración jurada de paternidad (VPA)?

VPA Program Partners:

For specific questions about the paternity affidavit, call the Bureau of Health Statistics at (515) 281-6687.

To learn more about child support related topics, please visit the Iowa Child Support Services website.

 

The Child Welfare Research & Training Project (CWRTP) provides oversight of the Paternity Affidavit Training Program for the State of Iowa.

The VPA Program is funded through a partnership between Iowa State University and Iowa Child Support.