I have been taken care of my ex-girlfriends daughter since she was 2 months old. I want to get her last name changed but my name is not on her birth certificate. Is there a way I can do this. I live in Ill.
In birth certificate father sign is not necessary
A birth certificate is legal with just the mother's name on the document. However, the father has to sign to make a statutory declaration that he is the father before his name can be added.
YES. A birth certificate only needs the baby's mother to sign, not the father. Can you imagine what would happen with all the babies born without fathers who don't want them or cannot be at the hospital during the birthing of the baby? Yes, it is legal.