A BC with spaces for the parents' names must be requested.
Under all State laws, a child must be the natural child of the NH to be legitimated
or recognized for inheritance purposes by the NH. Ordinarily, the legitimating or
recognizing act is sufficient evidence of a natural parent-child relationship unless
there is information to the contrary. When the parents’ marriage is to be proven to
show that a child has been legitimated or has inheritance rights, documentary proof
of marriage is required. In those States where no act is required, the fact of paternity
establishes a parent-child relationship.
In either case, if there is an indication that the NH may not be the child's natural
parent (e.g., someone else is shown as father on the child's BC), additional development
is necessary. If the child was born but not listed on the NH's RIB or DIB application,
and the NH subsequently acknowledges the child, additional development is required
in the absence of a reasonable explanation for the delayed acknowledgment.