NCSEA Requests OCSE Interpret “Paternity” as “Parentage” in Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Federal Regulations


NCSEA has reached out to OCSE requesting that the IV-D programs  use parentage for paternity, meeting the needs of today’s families, including  same-sex parent families. NCSEA believes interpreting the term “paternity” as “parentage” will provide a connection between the child and parents, treat all children equally, and hold both parents accountable for their child’s support. It also will promote child support programs that are providing needed parentage establishment services to same sex parents. Read the full letter here.