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    littleyen Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 27, 2011, 05:45 PM
    Can I add my boyfriend's name in our baby birth certificate
    I live with my boyfriend but not married. We equally share the bills. We are expecting a baby. Can I add my boyfriend's name "father part" in our baby birth certificate? By law, am I single mom to apply for Medicaid or CHIP? Thank you very much.
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    Mar 27, 2011, 05:49 PM
    Absolutely you can he will be listed as the father on the registration
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    Mar 27, 2011, 06:12 PM

    1. birth certificate yes if he is the father, he may sign and be listed as father.

    2 single mother, yes you are not married, but for medicare and other programs, you are to report all household income, so if you are living with him, I am sure you report his income along with yours as total family income
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    Mar 27, 2011, 07:00 PM

    In Texas your boyfriend will have to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity to be allowed to be listed on the Birth Certificate. Until an AOP is signed or a court issues an order of paternity the child will not have a legal father.
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    Mar 28, 2011, 04:11 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbrew82 View Post
    absolutly you can he will be listed as the father on the registration

    You are incorrect. Not in Texas - which is where OP is.

    If single mother signs up for Medicaid and lists birth father he should expect to be asked to reimburse the State for baby's medical expenses.

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