Provider Information

Offering parents the opportunity to complete a voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP) form can give a child the best start in life—two caring parents.

Instructions to complete the AOP form

AOP Instructions contains an illustrated review of the steps to complete the LDSS-5171, New York State's voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP) form.

Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ

Visit Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ for questions and answers about signing the AOP form (LDSS-5171).

Forms and publications

Download AOP forms and other materials from the AOP Forms page.

The AOP Order page includes a fill-in enabled PDF form you can use to request materials from us, including blank acknowledgment forms and brochures. Forms and publications may also be ordered through OTDA's online order form. Allow three weeks for processing of your order.

Access and visitation services

Supervised Visitation includes information about access and visitation services and an interactive map showing the locations of authorized contractors in New York State.

Comments welcome

Please feel free to contact us with comments or suggestions about adding information to these pages.