Even if the biological father signs the AOP, he will not be named on the birth certificate or be the legal father unless the mother`s husband signs a Denial of Paternity. If the husband does not sign the Denial of Paternity, the biological parents must either visit a Child Support office or go to a private attorney to file a paternity legal action.
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