Hospitals and Birthing Entities

The Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) provides an opportunity for parents not married to each other to legaly establish paternity for their child. If an AOP is signed by the parents, the biological father is established as the legal father, his name may be included on the birth certificate, and he has all the rights and duties of a parent. 

Birthing facilities provide vital information about the AOP to parents at the time of the birth of their child and can help with the documents needed to complete an AOP.  

OCSE provides training for hospital staff and other birthing facilities annually or more frequently, if requested. Birthing facilities needing more information can contact OCSE staff by email or at the phone number or address below.

Forms and Brochures 

Instructions to Hospitals
Paternity Acknowledgment Supply Order Form


Office Address Phone Fax
Paternity Acknowledgement Program Attn: Program Support
PO Box 8133
Little Rock, AR 72203
501-682-8100 501-682-8816