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Question: i have raised my 14 yr old son by myself since he was 1 year old. his mom left and i have not seen her in about 13 years. my problem is that i never signed the birth certificate. up until now i havent had any problems enrolling him in school but last year they told me i have till this upcoming school year to get on his birth certificate. i have no idea what steps i need to take to get this taken care of. his name is exactly my name so i think that should help. please help

Answer:

An individual who wishes to amend his or her child’s birth certificate can do so through the Arizona Department of Health Services.

150 North 18th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85007

General and Public Information: (602) 542-1025;

Fax: (602) 542-0883

Information regarding amendments of a birth certificate can be found at their website; they provide information and instructions on how an individual can amend or correct a birth certificate. The department also suggests that an individual contact the department before arriving so the individual is notified of the proper documentation that may be needed.

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  • i have raised my 14 yr old son by myself since he was 1 year old. his mom left and i have not seen her in about 13 years. my problem is that i never signed the birth certificate. up until now i havent had any problems enrolling him in school but last year they told me i have till this upcoming school year to get on his birth certificate. i have no idea what steps i need to take to get this taken care of. his name is exactly my name so i think that should help. please help

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