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Mother Attempted Suicide - Child Protection and DNA Testing?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Dave925, 13 June 2014.

  1. Dave925

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    I recently received a call from child protection advising me that I have a child born December 2013. I have not had any contact with the mother since July 2013 but I was aware she was pregnant and I told her that if I was the father I would support the child.
    The mother recently attempted suicide and the child is now in protective custody. I was named as the father of the child. I have an appointment with child protection to sign documents which were referred to as "court assessment orders". The paternity for the child is not authenticated through DNA testing, and I have reasons to believe that I am not able to father children (these reasons are not confirmed medically but from personal observation and experience).

    I am not currently in a postion to care for a child, and would like some advice on how to proceed.
     
  2. Tim W

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    Find out about paternity before you do anything else.
     
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