Child Birth and Paternity

The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and, as far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.

Birth of the child creates legal rights and obligations for the parents, as well as for the child. International families may have special legal concerns about the procedures and formalities regarding birth of the child, even if the child was born to a married couple. Unmarried couples or single mothers usually face the question of establishing paternity. Establishing paternity is the way to legally determine the father of a child who is born to an unmarried woman.

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