Ancestry tests are having a moment right now. Between AncestryDNA and 23AndMe, more people than ever are exploring their family's heritage through cheek swabbing and DNA testing. But what happens when your results have unintentional consequences?
You know that you are your child’s father. You look into their eyes and see your eyes staring straight back at you. You see the same smile that you had as a kid. You see every little detail that ensures that your child is your blood.
You are about to have a child and you are not married to the father. There are a variety of reasons why you might not think it is necessary to establish paternity for your child; for example, you may not know who the true father is, the father may have been absent during your pregnancy or the father may not even know that you're pregnant. However, no matter the situation between you and your child's father, establishing paternity can often be beneficial for you and the child, especially if you need support.