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Not sure if the child’s yours? Ask for a DNA test

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2020 | Family Law |

As a man who has always wanted to become a father, the notice that your girlfriend was pregnant made you very happy. You were so happy that you were both going to be raising a child together, but that happiness abated when you realized how rare this would be.

You’d known for some time that you weren’t able to have children, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t ever happen. Medical truths are often stranger than fiction. Your girlfriend insists she’s been with no one else, and you want to believe her. Now what do you do?

Simply ask for a DNA test

In a case like yours, it’s not unreasonable to ask the potential mother of your child to give a DNA test to the infant when they’re born. You want to be sure that you’re the father, not to mention the fact that it could tell you something vital about your health.

On your end, you have the option of going to a medical doctor to discuss the possibility of having child when you were told that you were infertile. Interestingly, many cases of male infertility are treatable or can resolve, depending on your health and activity, the medications you take, your hormones and other factors.

There are simple solutions in cases like this. If you’re worried that you may not be the father of a child, take steps to learn more about your own health, and ask for a simple DNA test. It’s noninvasive and can give you the information that you need to know before you raise a child as your own.