Filing a Claim of Paternity Affidavit protects a father’s right to receive notice of a pending intrastate or interstate adoption and the right to request a hearing to prove paternity.
The Claim may be filed prior to the birth of the child but must be filed prior to the birth mother's parental rights being voluntarily surrendered or involuntarily terminated. Upon the filing of an intrastate or interstate adoption proceeding, the court will check the Registry for a Claim, and will issue the required notice to the provided address. Failure to timely register a Claim of Paternity shall bar the alleged father from thereafter bringing an action to establish his paternity of the child. Call 603 271-4427 for more information.
Return the completed, notarized form to:
Division of Child Support Services
Putative Father Registry
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3857
To see if there are other options available to you concerning your claim of paternity, you may wish to speak to a lawyer, or call the DCSS Client Services Unit at (603) 271-4427.