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 Paternity 101 - Spanish Version


This hospital resource webpage provides access to paternity information and the Hospital Opportunity for Paternity Establishment (HOPE) program, general information and pertinent forms and brochures. 

General Information

  1. Only hospital employees should e-mail the Department of Healthcare and Family Services' Division of Child Support Services. Please include in your inquiry your name, hospital, and phone number should we need to contact you.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions

  3. Public Health/Vital Records Information/Birth Certificates – Birth certificate/record questions should be referred to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Division of Vital Records at 217-782-6554 or Birth Records (

Documents, Brochures and Order Form

Healthcare and Family Services’ Division of Child Support Services supplies forms and brochures to hospital staff who assist unmarried parents in establishing paternity for their child.  Hospital staff may access fillable forms and brochures online by using the link below.

  1. Child Support Brochures and Form


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