Indonesian Child Acknowledgement

Child acknowledgement IndonesiaIndonesian child acknowledgement means to acknowledge a child (under Indonesian law), which is born outside the legal marriage of the child's biological parents. An acknowledgement for an Indonesian child means to build a strong civil relationship between the child (Under Indonesian law) and the biological father. The civil relationship build between the father and the acknowledged child would possibly enables the child to obtain civil rights and obligations from his/her biological father, such as rights of inheritance, citizenship and other similar legal rights and obligations, as if the child was born inside the legal marriage of his/her biological parents.


An Indonesian child acknowledgement can only be performed, if the biological mother of the child has made a written child acknowledgement Indonesiaconsent, that mainly states her free willingness to let her child get acknowledged by the biological father. The main purpose of an Indonesian child acknowledgement is to present the child, with every legal rights & obligations from the father, while the biological parents are not marry to each other. 



The Indonesian civil code stipulates that an Indonesian child acknowledgement, is restricted and prohibited to the following terms :

  1. Conducted by an immature person or under the age of 19 years old;
  2. Conducted under pressure, persuasion, craftiness, strain, compulsion or similar circumstance;
  3. The child's Biological mother is not allowing the acknowledgement proceedings;
  4. Conducted towards a child that is born from a parents which are still in a marital bound with other party;

An Indonesian child acknowledgement can also be perform towards a child which hasn't born. Depending on the related circumstance that may arise, an Indonesian child acknowledgement might be performed in order to sustain the best possibility for the child. 



Just like any other legal proceedings, an Indonesian child acknowledgement would require the following civil documentations to be conducted:

  1. The Biological parents Indonesian ID Card or other similar proof of identity;
  2. The Biological parents Indonesian Family Card or other similar proof of identity;
  3. The child birth certificate; in most cases, this would be an out of wedlock child's birth certificate;
  4. A written statement from the child's biological father, stating his free willingness to acknowledge the child and to build parental relationship with the said child;
  5. a written statement from the child's biological mother, stating her free willingness to grant her permission on the child's biological father intention to acknowledge her biological child.



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