I am 18 and a little over 30weeks pregnant today.. Need help. Hopefully you can help me out?

Letrisha - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am 18 and a little over 30weeks pregnant today. The babies daddy was 16 when he got me pregnant but now hes 17.I want to make sure that the baby has my last name. The father at first did want to help and says he still does yet he hasnt even asked out the baby, I guess hes to busy with his gf. what all do i need to do to make sure that the baby has my last name? Since hes underage still can that causse other problems? Also what will happen if hes not there at the time the baby is born? Will signing the papternity papers help me out?

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Lacye - posted on 08/13/2012

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That is only if the parents are not married, like in this girl's situation. If you are married, at least this is how it is in Mississippi, it doesn't matter if the husband is there or not, the child will have the husband's name. I say it like that because I have known people who ended up pregnant by somebody other than the husband, file for separation (can't get divorced in MS while pregnant), and still have to put the husband's name as the father because they were still married. They would have to go back later after the divorce to have it changed and the husband would still have to sign a document giving up his rights to the wife's child by another man.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/13/2012

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I have delivered in Missouri, and Mass. Never heard of that before.But then again I am married to the father.

Lacye - posted on 08/13/2012

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I have to disagree Little Miss. I think it depends on what state you are in. In Mississippi, the father has to be present at the hospital and has to pay ten dollars in order to be on the birth certificate. That's what they made my husband do with our first child because we weren't married.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/13/2012

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It won't matter even if he is there. you can put him on the birth certificate as the father, and still give your baby your last name.

Lacye - posted on 08/13/2012

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Since you are not married to him, you can give the baby your last name. Doesn't matter if he is there or not. If you want the child to have his last name, he must be there to sign the papers. If he's not there, your baby will automatically have your last name.

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