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.
Type of Request
To order amendment forms (with informational pamphlet), click on CDPH-VR Forms. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
You can also get these forms from the County Recorder's Office.
To speak with a Spanish-speaking attendant about adoption or paternity issues, call (916) 445-2684.