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
Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ
Visit Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ for questions and answers about signing the AOP form (LDSS-5171).
Forms and publications
Translated forms are provided for REFERENCE ONLY.
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.
Please feel free to contact us with comments or suggestions about adding information to these pages.