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Adoptions or Changes in Paternity

If you would like information on how to add or change the father/parent’s name on a birth certificate or how to obtain a new birth certificate after an adoption, please select from the items below. 

Information about Amendments, Delayed Registrations, Name Changes, and a variety of other subjects is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To read these files, Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed. To download free Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

​There are three ways to obtain vital records amendment forms:

To speak with an attendant about amendment issues, please call (916) 445-2684, or call (916) 552-0514 to speak with a Spanish-speaking attendant.

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