How do I add a parent's name to a Virginia birth certificate?

Answer Unmarried ParentsWrite a sworn statement to the Virginia Office of Vital Records to request the addition of the father's name to the child's birth certificate. Include your return address and telep... Read More »

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How to Change a First Name on a Birth Certificate in Virginia?

There may be good reasons why a person would want to legally change his first name and have this change reflected on his birth certificate. Often such changes occur due to an individual's personal ... Read More »

Where is the birth certificate number located on a Virginia birth certificate?

According to the Virginia Office of Vital Records, the State File Number (SFN) is the unique number printed on every birth certificate in the State of Virginia. The first three digits on the Virgin... Read More »

Who gets custody when only one parents name is on the birth certificate in CA?

I don't know about California per se, but generally custody goes to the mother, especially if paternity has not been established, until/unless changed by the courts.

When there is no father listed on birth certificate can a mother change the last name of her child to the step parents last name?