In Wisconsin, how can I get my name on my baby’s birth certificate?

If you were married to the mother of the child when the child was born your name will automatically appear on the baby’s birth certificate.  If you were not married to the mother of the child, there are two ways to have your name added to the birth certificate as the child’s father. Your name may not be added to the birth certificate as the child’s father unless you have voluntarily acknowledged paternity (by signing a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment form). In addition, your name will be added to the birth certificate as the child’s father if a court has legally determined you to be the father.