Declaration of birth or recognition of a child: what differences?
Verified 05 August 2021 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Justice
The declaration of birth is mandatory, whereas the recognition of a child is a voluntary process.
The birth declaration is mandatory, while recognition of child is a voluntary step of the father.
The father may recognise the child on the occasion of the birth declaration.
Joint recognition by a female couple
The couple must have committed themselves to a project AMP: titleContent, with semen donation.
Joint recognition is done at the same time as the signature of consent to the donation of semen.
The joint recognition must be given to the registrar at the time of the declaration of the child's birth by one of the following persons:
- Biological mother
- 2e mother
- Person responsible for declaring birth
Delivery under X
In case X, recognition of the child is possible for both the father and the mother.