One day, four children are registered with ABC in Grande without their father’s name – 06/16/2022

Every day four newborns are registered in their mother’s name in this region. According to a survey conducted by DailyAccording to data from the National CRC (Civil Registry Information Center), in the first five months of the year, 595 children did not have paternity recognition – guaranteed by the ECA (Children and Adolescent Statutes) and the Brazilian Constitution, which guarantees fundamental rights, such as maintenance. And inheritance.

Birth registration, when the father is absent or refuses to perform it, can only be done in the name of the mother who, in the process of registration, can point the name of the accused father to the registry office, which will start the recognition process. Paternity courts, as defined by Arpen-Brasil (National Association of Registrars of Natural Persons). Four out of every ten children in the region do not have their father’s name on the birth record. The normalization of paternity leave is one of the reasons for a significant number of missing fathers, as explained by Schফলffler Law Office Family Law Attorney Lice Santos.

“Unfortunately, even today we often encounter men who refuse to accept paternity, leaving the responsibility and care of children in the hands of the mother. Lack of parental commitment towards children and abandonment of parents has already become a kind of symptom in our society, facing a certain normality. In addition to being a situation deeply rooted in our culture, where all the responsibilities of children are, for the most part, accountable to the mother, ”the lawyer points out.

By comparison, Sao Bernardo Hall is the municipality with the greatest absence of ancestral records, a total of 178. Mauá (137), Santo Andre (131) and Diadema (90) appear at the top of the town with only children registered in the mother’s name – See the data by city in the table below. Although expressive, this year’s numbers are lower than last year’s, when 671 children were registered without a father’s name – down 11.3% from one year to the next.

The critical time of the Covid-19 epidemic could explain the high number of 2021, as Lice Santos explained. For him Lockdown This can lead to difficulty moving and reduced notary time, economic crisis and even the absence of parental death due to coronavirus or other diseases. Parental in birth record.

Experts further emphasize the need for debate on responsible parenting. “Responsible parenting is of interest not only to personal and personal relationships, but also to the state, where patriarchal irresponsibility, associated with economic problems, has created significant problems for the population.” , Lais concludes.

Ancestral recognition

In the first five months of the year, 423 people entered their parents’ names (biological or emotional) late in their birth certificates. This means that the paternity of these people was recognized by the judiciary, due to the paternity investigation which may be directed by the mother of the child at the time of civil registration, or through biological or social-impact recognition.

In the first case, since 2012, the process of recognition of biological paternity can be done directly in the civil registry office. In case the parent takes the initiative, a copy of the child’s birth certificate and the consent of the mother or, if the parents are of legal age, the consent of the child is required to appear at the agency.

If the child is more than 12 years of age, social-impact guardianship (effective bond) can be registered in the registry office with the consent of the mother. In the absence of the child’s mother, or if the young person is under 12 years of age, a lawsuit may be filed for recognition of the socially-influenced attachment. Regardless of the path chosen, recognition of socio-economic ties requires proof of the existence of effective bonds between the parties.


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