To the content

Unmarried parents can have their child’s paternity acknowledged at their maternity clinic prior to the child’s birth. Acknowledgement of paternity takes place towards the end of pregnancy (weeks 30–32).

If paternity is not acknowledged during pregnancy or if the acknowledgement is revoked or contested, the Child Supervisor launches a paternity investigation.

In accordance with the Finnish Paternity Act, the Child Supervisor may also investigate paternity when the child has been born during a marriage if the spouses request a paternity investigation before six months have elapsed from the birth of the child. This investigation encompasses a forensic genetic paternity test.

When paternity is confirmed, a legally valid family relationship is formed between the child and the man who acknowledged paternity as well as between the child and the man’s relatives. If paternity cannot be established through acknowledgement, it can be confirmed by a court decision. In accordance with the establishment of paternity, the child has the right to receive maintenance and also inheritance from his father and paternal relatives. After the confirmation of paternity, the child receives the right to meet his or her father and, moreover, he or she may receive the father’s last name.

Description of the Service

If paternity is not confirmed during the pregnancy at a maternity clinic, you can contact the Child Supervisor in order to acknowledge paternity or request a paternity investigation.

Contact Information

Contact the Child Supervisor during office hours to receive guidance or book an appointment.

Contact the Child Supervisor and book an appointment to discuss child maintenance.

Note: Temporary phone hours during July 8th – July 26th 9 AM – 11 AM (Mon-Fri), phonenumbers below:

8.7 – 16.7       040 567 9603 or 040512 7928

17.7 – 19.7        040 805 1682

22.7 – 26.7       040 567 9603 or 040512 7928

Address: Vörågatan 46, 4 våningen, Vasa

Phone time Monday – Tuesday at 9.00 – 10.00 am, Wednesday – Thursday at 12:30 – 13:30 (no phone time on Friday).

Child protection officer 040 483 9161, A-K by the last name of the youngest child.
Child protection officer 040 567 9603, L-R by the last name of the youngest child. Child protection officer 040 483 6344 , S-Ö by the last name of the youngest child.

Social worker-in-charge 040 179 3927

Secretary 040 486 1073, book a callback or a appointment. Phone time weekdays 9 – 15.

Magdalena Abrams, Child protection officer, phone time Friday at 10 – 11 am.
A-D , by the last name of the youngest child, phone 040 805 1838

Anette Laurén Fröjdö, Child protection officer, phone time Tuesday at 10 – 11 am. G-K, by the last name of the youngest child, phone 040 805 1682

Camilla Lundén, Child protection officer, phone time Thursday at 10-11 am.
E-F and L-M, by the last name of the youngest child, phone 040 805 1616

Janina Häggblom-Östman, Child protection officer, phone time Monday at 10-11 am. N-Ö, by the last name of the youngest child, phone 040 805 1837

Address: Malmska social- och hälsocentral 
Kållbyvägen 7/Bottenviksvägen 1, Ingång H, våning 1 
Pb 111, 68601 Jakobstad 

Social worker, Child protection officer 040 650 8104 

Phone time Monday – Tuesday and Friday at 9.00 – 10:00 am and Thursday at 12.30–13.30. 

Address: Malmgatan 5, 66100 Malax

Social instructor 050 444 0764. Phone time Wednesday – Thursday at 9.30 – 11:00

Social worker, Child protection officer 040 650 8104 Wednesdays.

Address: Närpesvägen 4, 64200 Närpes

Relaterade tjänster