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English birth certificates & missing fathers - recent news story

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Re: English birth certificates & missing fathers - recent news story

Posted: 1569751728000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1569751853000
It has been that way since 1874.

A mother can't name a man as the father of her child on a birth registration unless :

a) She is married to him or,
b) He is there to sign the register as "joint informant".

But there has always been the option for a court to make an order to allow it, which is what happened in this case - not really news, just a system working as it has for a very long time.

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