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Recognition of maternity

A declaration recognising motherhood to a child can be certified in any registry office, at youth welfare offices and before notaries.

Recognition of maternity applies only in cases where the parentage of a child, unmarried parents, is governed by the law of the State in which the child has his habitual residence or, alternatively, by the mother's home law.

If the foreign homeland law of the mother or father prescribes recognition of maternity, this will be publicly notarized. The same rules apply as for the recognition of paternity.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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