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Hello - can you clarify what you are seeking here?
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Have you considered applying to the court for a declaration that you are the biological parent?
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Normally a DNA test in itself is not sufficient legal confirmation that you are a child's parent - it also doesn't give you parental responsibility (which being named on a birth certificate does).
DNA does allow you to apply to the court for a declaration which will have the same effect as you having been named on the birth certificate. It's an application for a declaration of paternity and the court can actually order that a DNA test takes place to resolve the issue if the child's mother has refused you personally.
The application form is here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/687785/c63-eng.pdf
I hope this helps?
OK - the information and the application form to apply to court for the declaration is in my last message. This will give you parental responsibility.
Getting parental responsibility puts you in the same position as if you were on the birth certificate.
OK - I have just noticed this is Ireland not UK so I'll have to opt out as I'm a UK lawyer. I don't know why you came through to me in the first place. Please disregard the form I sent you - a colleague in Irish law will pick this up.