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Question: My wife and I have been together for 7 years and just got legally married yesterday (Yay az!) We've had the kids together. Can I put name on the bc? How do I make her a legal parent?

Answer: You will need to file an amendment to the birth certificate. You can go online to http://www.azdhs.gov/vital-records/corrections-amendments/birth/paternity.htm They have the information, address, and forms needed to amend the birth certificate. Since this is a recent area of law for Arizona you may want to speak to an attorney about how to gain full legal rights to the children. Currently, the only known way to receive full legal rights would be through adoption but this may change soon do to the recent law.

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