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New York State issues one official voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form, the LDSS-4418 (PDF).

The form has been translated into several languages, but please note:

Translated forms are provided for REFERENCE ONLY.
Forms must be completed in English to be legally valid.

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LDSS-4418, Acknowledgment of Paternity For a Child Born to an Unmarried Woman

Translated forms are provided for REFERENCE ONLY.

中文  LDSS-4418-CH (Chinese)

Kreyòl  LDSS-4418-HA (Haitian Creole)

한국어 LDSS-4418-KO (Korean)

РУССКИЙ LDSS-4418-RU (Russian)

ESPAÑOL LDSS-4418-SP (Spanish)

Print materials

Print materials include brochures available in English, Spanish, and several other languages.

Training Guide

In-Hospital Acknowledgment of Paternity (PDF)


Pub 4719, Establishing Paternity

ESPAÑOL Pub 4719-SP, Establishing Paternity (Spanish)

العربية Pub 4719-AR, Establishing Paternity (Arabic)

中文 Pub 4719-CH, Establishing Paternity (Chinese)

РУССКИЙ Pub 4719-RU, Establishing Paternity (Russian)

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Pub 4901, A Driver's Manual for New Dads


The following video may be viewed online at Training Space or through the links below. Click on the video title link to play the video automatically in Windows Media player. If you need to install the Windows Media player, you can download it from the Microsoft Downloads site.

Hospital Based Acknowledgment of Paternity, WMV, 16 min.
Paternity video transcript

Reconocimiento de paternidad en el hospital, WMV, 16 min.
Guión de video sobre la paternidad

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