thetex 2 Oct 2013 #1I was not present at my child's birth due to the mother and I having a falling out. We managed to reconcile and everything is going good again. Met my child. I'm very happy. Helping with support and planning a possible future with them. I asked her if my name was on the birth certificate and she said if the father is not present at the birth, polish rules requires the mother to put down a polish name on the certificate and only the first name. So she put down the equivalent in polish my first name and left it at that. For some reason I am uncomfortable with this answer. It feels more as if she just decided to not put me on the birth certificate by saying she didn't know my last name. Which she does. I figure reason for that is she has total say in everything and I have no rights. I'm OK with that as I understand she was angry and hurt at the time but I just want to make sure of things. It's a matter of trust.