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What constitutes a written acknowledgment?
A written acknowledgment can be any writing from you confirming that the child is your son or daughter. A variety of written statements are acceptable, for example:
An income tax return listing the child as yours;
A soldier's application for an allotment listing the child as yours;
A will referring to the child as yours;
An application for insurance naming the child as yours (e.g., as beneficiary); or
A letter indicating the child is yours.
Last Revised: March, 2001
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