Navigating Parentage in California

How to Confirm Legal Parenthood of a Non-Birthing Parent

Every day, children are born to married people and unmarried people, to heterosexual couples and same-sex couples, to people who are not (or no longer) in a relationship, and to biological parents who are married to a non-biological parent. Much of American family law treats married, heterosexual couples as the norm.

When a family structure doesn’t fit into that historical framework, the non-birthing parent has to navigate a specific legal process to be named on the child’s birth certificate and have rights as the child’s lawful parent. Establishing parentage can benefit a child by helping to ensure that both parents support the child financially.

Care teams can educate families about parentage processes to support them in making informed decisions about their rights, with help from this tool, available in English and Spanish.

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CA - Parentage - English

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How care teams and parent leaders can promote a child’s successful transition from early intervention to special education

In Rhode Island, infants and toddlers (0-3) who are at risk for a developmental delay may qualify for Early Intervention (EI) services. In-home EI Specialists develop and follow an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) that is designed to address the unique social, behavioral, and skill-based needs of the child. At age three, all children enrolled in EI are reassessed to determine whether they qualify for services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan when they go to school (PreK-12). Use this tool to help families problem-solve during this high-stakes transition!

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CA - Navigating Early Education Transitions - English

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CA - Navigating Early Education Transitions - Spanish

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Immigration law is technical, complex and changes frequently. It also is very high-stakes for families. All of this can cause people to distrust immigration information and related programs/systems — and this means many families go without financial supports they may be entitled to.
Understanding eligibility for public benefits can be especially complicated for mixed-status families. Yet when talking with these families, care team members can help promote opportunities for benefit maximization!

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CA - Mixed Status Families - English

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CA - Mixed Status Families - Spanish

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