When a child is born, the biological mother’s name is listed on the child’s birth certificate. In most situations if the mother is married, her spouse will be listed as the child’s father. However, that is clearly not necessarily always the case. And sometimes, for a variety of reasons, a child’s birth certificate needs to be corrected.
Today, a large percentage of children born today are not born to married parents. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention – National Center for Health Statistics, the percentage of all births to unmarried women in 2015 was 40.3%.