Paternity Information

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In Texas, Vital Statistics maintains the statewide Paternity Registry, Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) records, and reports of court cases affecting the Parent-Child relationship. The process to establish paternity is carried out by the Texas Attorney's General Office.

Paternity FAQs

For information on establishing paternity for a child born in Texas and filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP), visit the Texas Attorney's General Office website.