Submitted by Jade Lauren Gray Smith on Monday 9th January 2023
Published on Thursday 12th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 12th July 2023
Current Signatures: 12
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Give fathers a right to be added to birth certificates if proven by a DNA test
Currently fathers only hold parental responsibility if they are married to the mother or named on the birth certificate. I would like Government to give fathers the right, if a DNA test has been completed and there are no welfare reasons, to be added to the birth certificate without a court case.
The baby is genetically 50/50, and we believe it should not be up to the mother to agree whether a father is added to the birth certificate.
If a mother doesn't agree to reregister a birth certificate, a father needs to get a Declaration of Parentage from the courts, which can be time consuming and costly. We want fathers to have the right to be added to the birth certificate without a court case, if a DNA test has been completed and there are no welfare reasons.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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