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 record amendment forms:
- Download fillable forms in PDF format. Click here to download the desired form and printing instructions.
- Order paper forms and instructions to be mailed to you. Click CDPH-VR Forms to order. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery by mail.
- You may also get these forms from the County Recorder's Office.
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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