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Fathers Rights Name On Birth Certificate

WELCOME BACK TO NORFOLK PERSPECTIVES. PATERNITY TESTING, WHEN YOU HEAR THAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HEAR TO TALK ABOUT TODAY. LISA BAILEY CAUTHORNE. gtgt CAUTHORNE. gtgt Bob PROJECT MANAGER, VIRGINIA PARNT ESTABLISHMENT AND RAVEN CAMPBELL, OPERATIONS MANAGER, HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AT CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. gtgt DOING GREAT. gtgt Bob AND TERRY HADDOCK, BIRTH REGISTER. WHAT DOES A BIRTH REGISTER DO gtgt I GO IN AND PROCESS THE WORK SHEET AND PROCESS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND GET IT READY FOR VITAL RECORDS, AND THEN SEND IT.

ALL OFF TO RICHMOND AND THEN IT COMES TO THE PARENTS. gtgt Bob OKAY, BECAUSE I LET ME GO BACK 33 YEARS, 34 YEARS AGO NOW. THAT’S NOT EVEN SOMETHING I THOUGHT ABOUT. WE WERE MORE FOCUSED ON, AT THAT TIME, BIRTHING CHAIR, BIRTHING ROOM, DRUGS OR NO DRUGS. gtgt RIGHT, RIGHT. gtgt Bob AND IT JUST SEEM LIKE IT WAS THE BUREAUCRACY TO SUPPORT THAT, BUT IT’S MUCH MORE THAN THAT, ISN’T IT, LISA gtgt DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY SO. IT’S THE VERY FIRST LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE THAT SETS YOU UP FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Gtgt Bob WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE YOU, THAT’S THE LITTLE I GO. gtgt THAT’S THE LITTLE GUY. LET’S PUT IN PERSPECTIVE THAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT THE CHILD AND NOT ABOUT THE PARENTS. gtgt Bob OKAY. BECAUSE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR PARENTS’ NAMES. MOM IS THERE, MOM HAS TO BE THERE. gtgt YES. gtgt Bob RIGHT THE LAST TIME I CHECKED. gtgt YES, MOM IS THERE. gtgt Bob WE’VE GOT A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT NOW WHEN IT COMES TO DADS, DON’T WE gtgt YES, WE DO, AND IN FACT, 40 OF ALL BIRTHS IN VIRGINIA ARE.

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NOW TO UNMARRIED PARENTS. gtgt Bob AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THAT’S NO JUDGMENT ON THAT AT ALL. gtgt NO. gtgt Bob IT’S JUST A FACT. gtgt IT’S A CHANGE IN THE WAY THE WORLD IS. gtgt Bob WHAT HAS THAT MEANT TO THE JOHN AS WE WOULD SAY, THE JOHN HANCOCK ON THE FORM gtgt IT BASICALLY MEANS THAT BOTH PARENTS WE WANT BOTH PARENTS TO BE INVOLVED IN A CHILD’S LIFE FOR A LOT OF VARYING REASONS. THERE ARE HEALTH REASONS, YOU KNOW, THAT THE CHILD WOULD KNOW IF THEY DEVELOPED SOME SORT OF A.

DISEASE. WE COULD GO TO THE FAMILY AND LOOK FOR SOME ASSISTANCE FROM THE MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE. FROM A BENEFITS PERSPECTIVE, IF SOMETHING WERE TO HAPPEN TO THAT FATHER AND HIS NAME WAS NOT ON THE CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE, THAT CHILD WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO FOREGO SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS, WHICH COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A GREAT PAIR OF TENNIS SHOES AND NOT A GREAT PAIR OF TENNIS SHOES. gtgt Bob RIGHT. gtgt AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, IT’S JUST GENERAL SELFESTEEM. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT HOW NOT KNOWING YOUR PARENT, YOUR.

BIOLOGICAL PARENTS, CAN AFFECT YOUR SELFESTEEM. gtgt Bob WELL, IN FACT, RAVEN, YOU KIND OF YOU HAVE A PERSONAL STORY ON THAT, DON’T YOU. gtgt YES, I DO. YES, I DO. GROWING UP IN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME, MY MOTHER WAS THE MOTHER AND THE FATHER. I DID KNOW WHO MY FATHER WAS, BUT HE WAS NOT IN MY LIFE. AS I GOT OLDER, I NEEDED MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS AND MY MOM SENT OFF FOR IT. IT CAME IN THE MAIL, AND I ACTUALLY OPENED IT UP AND I SAW MY MOM’S NAME, MOTHER, AND I SAW.

MY FATHER’S NAME, AND IT ALL THAT HOPELESSNESS THAT I FELT AS A CHILD, NOT HAVING MY FATHER AROUND, JUST WENT AWAY BECAUSE OF SEEING HIS NAME ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. IT GAVE ME A SENSE OF SELF HOPE AND IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I I DO HAVE A FATHER. I DO HAVE A FATHER. SO HAVING THE NAME ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE DOES MEAN SOMETHING, THE FATHER’S NAME. gtgt Bob GIVES YOU THAT COMPLETENESS. gtgt IT GAVE ME COMPLETENESS. I WAS WHOLE AGAIN. gtgt Bob TERRI, WHEN YOU ARE.

TALKING TO A MOM OR THE MOM’S PARENTS, LENS SAY, AT THE TIME OF BIRTH AND THEY DON’T WANT TO PUT THE FATHER’S NAME gtgt THEY DON’T HAVE TO. THERE’S NO PRESSURE. WE JUST WANT TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. THERE ARE, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WHEN MOMS DO NOT OR THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE THE FATHER IS. WE ALWAYS GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME BACK. WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE CALL A RETURN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PATERNITY AND GIVE THEM THAT CHANCE BECAUSE SOMETIMES MAYBE.

SIX MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD, AND EVERY DAY I GET A CALL AND THEY COME BACK AND DO IT. IT’S EASIER AND BETTER FOR THEM TO DO IT RIGHT THERE AT THE HOSPITAL, BUT THEY HAVE WE HAVE ANOTHER PLAN THAT THEY CAN COME BACK LATER AND DO IT. gtgt Bob NOW THAT’S AT CHESAPEAKE GENERAL gtgt THAT’S AT ALL THE HOSPITALS. gtgt Bob THIS IS A SYSTEM THAT’S STATEWIDE. gtgt IT IS FEDERALLY AND STATE MANDATED FROM 1993. gtgt Bob I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL OVERSEAS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE IN 2002 AND I.

SEND OFF WHAT I THOUGHT WAS MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND IT WAS ACTUALLY THE REGISTRATION FORM FROM THE BEAUFORT HOSPITAL, WHICH IS MILITARY. gtgt A LOT OF PEOPLE USE THEIR CRIB CARDS AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN gtgt Bob HUHUH! gtgt NOT AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. gtgt Bob YEAH, SO WHAT DO PEOPLE DO IF THEY’RE LOOKING FOR I MEAN, THEY DON’T HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE. HOW DO THEY GO ABOUT gtgt THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS HOUSED IN A SEALED FILE AT THE DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS, SO WHEN YOU’RE BORN IN THE STATE OF.

VIRGINIA, THAT’S YOUR FIRST CONTACT AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ESTABLISHING PATERNITY, THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT. WHAT WE REPRESENT IS THE VOLUNTARY PIECE. OBVIOUSLY THERE’S DNA TESTING WHICH WE JOKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEGMENT. gtgt RIGHT. gtgt BUT THAT IS REAL AND DOES EXIST AND THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO THAT. THEY CAN ALSO GO DIRECTLY TO THE DIVISION OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT. YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT THE NUMBER OF CALLS MY PROGRAM RECEIVES FROM DADS, DADS WHO WANT TO BE A.

PART OF THEIR CHILD’S LIFE, AND I HAVE TO SEND THEM TO ANOTHER DIVISION OVER AT SOCIAL SERVICES, AND IT’S CALLED THE PUTATIVE FATHER REGISTRY SO THEY CAN HAVE THEIR NAME PUT ON THERE IN CASE SOMETHING LEGAL TRANSPIRES AFTER THE BIRTH OF THE CHILD. SO THERE’S A LOT OF BENEFIT TO ESTABLISHING PATERNITY IF YOU’RE NOT MARRIED. THERE’S ALSO A BIG FEAR OF IF I DO THIS, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN AM I GOING TO LOSE MY BENEFITS IS CHILD SUPPORT GOING TO BE INVOLVED I WANT EVERYONE HERE TO KNOW.

THAT IS NOT THE CASE. YOU HAVE TO OPEN A CASE WITH CHILD SUPPORT AND MOM OR DAD CAN DO THAT. gtgt Bob NOT JUST BECAUSE OF WHAT’S ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. gtgt WHEN YOU SIGN THE BIRTH CERT CAL, YOU’RE SAYING YOU’RE THE BIOLOGICAL PARENT OF THAT CHILD. gtgt Bob TERRY, YOU MENTIONED EARLIER THAT THERE IS A SECOND CHANCE. gtgt LET’S SAY A DAD IS OUT TO SEA, WHICH THAT’S PRETTY COMMON, THEY’RE OUT TO SEA AND THEY ARE THE FIRST ONES BACK. THEY COME AND THEN WE FILL THE PAPERWORK, I NOTARIZE THE.

STATEMENT, LOOK AT THEIR I.D. THEY BOTH HAVE TO TELL ME BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT THEY’RE THE PARENT, THE FATHER, AND THEN I SIGN THE PAPER AND THEN THEY SEND OFF FOR IT. AND THEN IT’S ADDED. BUT THEY COME BACK AND THEY’RE HAPPY TO DO IT. I’M GLAD THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THEM BECAUSE THEY REALLY YOU KNOW, THEY ARE BITING AT THE BIT TO GET IT DONE. gtgt Bob OKAY. YOU’RE ALSO WORKING WITH RELATIONSHIPS LIKE IN NORFOLK WITH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

Gtgt I DO, I DO. THANK GOD FOR THAT OPPORTUNITY. gtgt Bob WHAT KIND OF REACTION DO YOU GET, THOUGH gtgt YOU KNOW, I HAVE IT WASN’T SO DIFFERENT FOR ME. I’VE HAD A JAIL MINISTRY AND TAUGHT CLASSES IN THE JAIL, SO GOING TO THE JAIL WASN’T SO DIFFERENT FOR ME. BUT SOMETIMES THE FATHERS ARE INCARCERATED, BUT THEY WANT TO BE ON THERE, AND IF EVERYTHING IS DONE CORRECTLY AND THE MOM HAS THE INFORMATION AND I HAVE MY CONTACTS AT THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND THEY VERIFY THE INFORMATION, THEN I HAVE GONE.

THERE. YOU KNOW, MY JOB HAS ALLOWED ME TO GO THERE AND TO GET IT DONE. gtgt Bob GREAT. gtgt AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST IT’S ABOUT THE BABY AND IT’S JUST, YOU KNOW, IN THE LONG RUN, EVERYTHING HERE IS ABOUT THE CHILD. gtgt Bob I’M GOING TO COME BACK TO THE BABY SO THE SOFA THEN. HOW IS THAT, RAVEN YOU TALKED ABOUT THE COMPLETION AND IT REALLY IS IT’S A MIRACLE TO BE BORN. gtgt IT REALLY IS. gtgt Bob AND ONCE YOU HAVE THAT COMPLETION, WHAT DO YOU TELL A.

MOM THAT’S SAYING THERE IS NOBODY TO PUT ON THE OTHER LINE gtgt WELL, THE FIRST THING TIE I DO WHEN I DO SPEAK TOO MOTHERS WHO ARE SPECTACLE ABOUT PUTTING THE FATHERS ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, I SAY, YOU KNOW, THINK OF WHAT IT WILL DO FOR THIS CHILD WHEN THEY BECOME A YOUNG ADULT AND SEE THE FATHER’S NAME THERE. AND I GIVE THEM MY STORY BECAUSE IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE LET THE MOTHERS KNOW THAT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE CHILDREN TO KNOW WHO THEIR FATHERS ARE, I.

CAN’T TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO GO OUT SEARCHING TO FIND OUT WHO THEIR FATHERS ARE, SO IT DOES LEAVE AN EMPTINESS IN A LOT OF PEOPLE, SO IT’S REAL IMPORTANT. FATHERS SIGN THE PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT, PLEASE. gtgt Bob I CAN’T SAY IT BETTER THAN THAT. AND AGAIN, IT’S BEEN FODDER FOR SOME JOKES, BUT IT’S A VERY SERIOUS TOPIC. gtgt IT REALLY IS. gtgt Bob AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT REALLY IN THAT SITUATION, 40 IN THAT SITUATION HAVE THAT HAVE THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES WORKED OUT. gtgt EXACTLY.

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