Birth Certificate

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Question: I am pregnant and want to give my child my last name. The father and I have never been in a relationship. Can I give my baby just my last name?

Answer: Unless the father files a paternity action and asks the court to establish his rights, you have the option to give the child your last name when you fill out the paperwork in the hospital.  For more information call the Vital Records Division of ADHS at (888) 816-5907 or (602) 364-1300.

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  • I am pregnant and want to give my child my last name. The father and I have never been in a relationship. Can I give my baby just my last name?

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