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Paternity Information

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity forms are available in English and Spanish for use by hospitals and parents. Forms that are dated 01/08 and newer will still be accepted. Forms dated before 01/08 do not include all legal requirements and should be destroyed.

Before signing the form, both parents must hear the Rights and Responsibilities section of the form read aloud. To open this part of the form, see the following links:

PDFStatement of Rights and Responsibilities - English
PDFDeclaración De Derechos Y Responsabilidades - Español

The Department of Justice also provides videos of this document read aloud on YouTube (as of February 6, 2015):

Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (English)
Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (Spanish)

To order individual blank forms:

Parents: Email Debbie Gott at debora.l.gott@state.or.us or call 971-673-1155.
Agencies ordering supplies: Complete our PDForder form specifying the type of form you need:

  • English Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit (45-21)
  • Spanish Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit (45-21S)
  • English Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity for Facility Use Only (45-31) (Hospitals only)
  • Spanish Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity for Facility Use Only (45-31S) (Hospitals only)

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