You're a Parent Notification Act
(rev c, 5/11/06 ), changes/new in red
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This Act is founded on the natural law that any child has
TWO parents and that preparation for being a successful parent certainly begins
- Every child has TWO biological parents.
- Society should recognize both parents
have the same fundamental rights & responsibilities regarding the birth of
their child regardless of marital status or the length or success of their
- No one should be a parent without their knowledge.
While perhaps considered 'obvious' for the
mother of a child; as bio-technology progresses, the Act would also insure
notification if an 'egg' was brought to term by artificial means.
It shall be the duty of a parent to notify the other
parent upon the birth of a child. This notification shall occur within 30 days of
the event. The State will maintain a registry of notifications.
If the birth event is witnessed by medical or other health professionals they
will assist in making sure notification is completed.
The State will maintain a registry of
notifications for both parents and assist, if necessary, in notifying the
The scope of this Act is limited to just birth notification.
Once notified of the birth the parent has recourse to existing law.
Notification need not occur in the designated period
if criminal charges for rape or incest are pending against the
other parent. If the person is found guilty,
notification is not required.
Notification need not occur if the parent
has waived that right through prior legal document and in sufficient detail to
guarantee applicability to the birth in question beyond a reasonable doubt.
If there is a history of domestic violent
or other problems between the parents, notification must still occur, but either
parent still has recourse to an Order of Protection as existing law provides
Definition of Notification:
Notification is documented by a witnessed & signed
document from each parent. It will include the name of the
child, date of birth, their name and address and the name and
address of the other parent.
The cost of notification will be shared equally between
If a parent can not be located
- Legal postings will be made in regional
If one parent refused to identify the other parent
- Criminal proceeding beings, police
investigation to identify/find the other parent.
If one parent refuses to acknowledge notification
- Use of third party process server. Cost
to be shared by both parents.
- A Parent can require DNA Analysis.