This Statement of Live Birth form is available for parents who cannot or do not wish to use the online 4-in-1 bundle.
The Statement of Live Birth form can be used by parent(s) who do not wish to have the terms ‘mother’ and ‘father/other parent’ appear on their child’s birth registration. Instead, you can use this form and choose to be identified as ‘mother’, ‘father’ or ‘parent’.
This Statement of Live Birth form is available for parents as an interim measure to give parents the option of easily recording the title of their choice. The Government of Ontario is committed to making changes that will allow most parents to register their child’s birth online and apply for other services at the same time.
If you are seeking a declaration of parentage, you must also use the paper Statement of Live Birth. You will complete the paper Statement of Live Birth after the court order declaring parentage has been issued. When you submit the birth registration, you will need to include a certified copy of the court order declaring you to be a parent of a child unless it has already been provided to the office of the Registrar General.
More information is available from the Government of Ontario.
All of our Parental Recognition information is under review.
We will update information on a continuous as-needed basis, if you need guidance now, please e-mail us.
Last updated: September 2016