When you apply, take with you any and all proof of your child’s relationship to his father.
Proof may include the following:
Birth certificates that the father signed;
Baptism or other church documents that the father signed;
Photographs of the father together with you or your child;
Envelopes or bills with the father’s name on them, when you can prove that the address was also yours;
School records listing the father or giving him permission to pick up your child;
Obituary notice or church burial services listing your child as the father’s;
Birthday, gift or other cards or letters from the father, to you, your child or to others, talking about your child as his child;
Records from businesses or agencies showing the father paid utilities, rent, or other bills for you and the child;
Records from the welfare agency, food stamp agency, District Attorney’s office, or other government agency listing the child’s father;
Statements from friends and relatives to whom the father spoke of your child as his child;
Any other evidence that might show the relationship of your child to his father.