Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP)


“Parentage” is the recognition of a parent’s legal relationship to a child.

The Parentage Opportunity Program (POP) is a voluntary program for eligible parents to establish legal parentage free of charge. This significantly decreases the time and money required to establish legal parentage through the lengthy and expensive court process. A filed Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) has the same force and effect as a judgement for parentage issued by a court.

Obtain a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP) form

The local Mariposa County Child Support can also assist those wishing to establish parentage. We provide genetic tests, free of charge. Visit us in the office today or call 866-901-3212 to request a genetic test.

Birth Certificate or VDOP? Legal Parentage for Unmarried Parents.