You Are Not The Father

How to know if a baby is yours? (6 Ways To Determine Paternity)

There are several ways an alleged father can determine whether a child is his biological offspring or not. Some of the ideas shared are cultural beliefs that have proven to be very true when science becomes involved. Below are is a list of ways an alleged father can determine paternity.

1. Eye color Inheritance:

It is important to understand that eye color inheritance in science is called the polygenic inheritance pattern. What this basically means is, that eye color is determined by more than one gene. The eye colors range from light blue to black.

When it comes to determining paternity using eye color. This method can be used as a useful tool in some respects. For example, there are recessive and dominant genes. Scientists state that recessive genes can not create a dominant gene (eye color) but, dominant genes can create recessive genes (eye color).

Ex. If an alleged father and mother both have blue eyes and the baby is born with dark brown eyes. The odds are the child may not be the alleged father’s child.

Ex. If both parents have brown eyes and the child is born with green eyes. This does not mean the alleged father is not the biological father. As I stated earlier dominant genes (eye color) can create another dominant gene or a recessive gene.

2. Blood Typing

Blood typing is another way some people attempt to determine paternity. Just like eye color, blood has the same principles. For example, the dominant blood types are A,B, and AB. The recessive blood type is O. Now the dominant blood types can create themselves but not another dominant blood type.

Ex. If both parents are A blood types, they will not be able to produce a B dominant blood type.This also works in reverse.

Ex. If both parents have are B blood types they could create B blood type child or an O blood type child. Please keep in mind that O is recessive therefore O blood types can only create themselves.

So, if an alleged father wanted to use this method to determine paternity he only be able to exclude himself as the biological father if the child has another dominant blood type that differs from his own. For example, if the father is an A blood type and the mother is an O blood type and the child is born with B blood. There is no way the alleged father could be the biological father of the child.

Now if the mother slept with two men that have the same blood type there is no way you can use blood typing alone to determine paternity.

3. Paternity Testing

Perform a DNA Paternity test is by far the most effective and accurate method of determining a biological relationship between an alleged father and child. This method is also the simplest method. All you have to do is contact a reputable company like IDTO DNA Testing Services and they can assist you with easy appointment set-ups.

If you are on the fence about this method and you have questions about your specific situation you may want to read my new book “Are You? Or, Are Your Not The Father? The Complete Question and Answer Guide to the Paternity Testing Process and Relationships”. I answer the most pressing questions people across the country and around the world want to know about the process that DNA Companies neglect to share with you and more.

Here are some cultural beliefs that people use to at least question paternity.

4. The color of the newborn’s skin tone. Although, this method is often used I suggest allowing the child to mature for a year or two to see if the baby’s hue changes.

5. Analyzing a child’s facial features and eating habits

6. Analyzing how the child walks.

These are just some of the most popular beliefs people have when trying to assess paternity without a DNA test.

How to know if the baby is yours without DNA test?

The fact of the matter is, performing a DNA test is the most accurate option to help an alleged father determine paternity.  That being said, there are a couple of less accurate options many people have used to attempt to sort out paternity. These options were listed earlier in this post. If you would like to learn everything you need about the paternity testing process and aspect of child support before contacting a DNA lab. You may want to checkout my new book Are You? Or, Are You Not The Father? on Amazon today.

Adding a father’s name to a birth certificate after its been issued?

Amending a birth certificate after one has been issued could be a strenuous task depending on the state in which you live. The first step toward adding the father’s name to a birth certificate can be dependemnt upon the relationship between the alleged father and mother of the child.

If all is well with communication between the parents than they can both file paperwork petitioning the court to adjudicate paternity.

The second type of amendment is if the mother or father refuses to sign the birth certificate. A paternity petition would have to be filed with the court. If the judge finds request acceptable. The judge will issue a court order. A DNA test will most likely be required to prove paternity.

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Can a mother refuse a father to sign a birth certificate?

In most instances, the mother is the legal guardian of her child. Therefore, if she neglects to have him at the hospital to sign the acknowledgment of paternity form. The only recourse the father has is to a file paternity petition with the court and have the judge issue a court order.

Please note, a mother cannot sign an acknowledgment of paternity on behalf of a father. The mother and father can sign the acknowledgment of paternity form at a later date. Signing at a later date is a time sensitive process. Please review your state’s paternity laws in order to learn your state’s time-frame to complete this form. 

File a paternity petition:

Once you file the petition, The judge will decide on whether or not your request has merit. In most instances, a DNA test will be required to provide proof of a biological relationship between the alleged father and child. It is important to note, each state’s process is a bit different. Please contact an experienced Family Law Attorney to consult you on your state’s paternity laws.

How can an inmate sign a birth certificate?

In order to haven inmate sign an acknowledgment of paternity form in order to add his name to the birth certificate. The first step is contacting the jail’s warden to discuss how the process should work.

If you reside in the New York Tri-State area you can contact IDTO at 347-735-5490 or 973-718-4515 and take advantage of -our mobile sample collection services. Once clearance has been given. The collector will make arrangements with the jail to collect the alleged father’s DNA samples. The process of coordinating an appointment with a jail can be as long, as 3 weeks or longer.

If you are on the fence about this method and you have questions about your specific situation you may want to read my new book “Are You? Or, Are Your Not The Father? The Complete Question and Answer Guide to the Paternity Testing Process and Relationships”. I answer the most pressing questions people across the country and around the world want to know about the process that DNA Companies neglect to share with you and more.

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Garth A. Harvey
Garth A. Harvey

Article written by a 14 plus year DNA Relationship Testing Certified Sample Collector Expert and DNA Testing Consultant.