He signed an acknowledgement of paternity at birth.
His name is on the birth certificate.
The child is his father remade, in stature and build (and temperment).
Even though he has signed and acknowledged, he still has the legal right to request DNA testing.
A court date had been scheduled in December 2007, before Christmas, in another state. Obviously I was not able to attend this hearing. I have had no further information from this other state – I don’t know if it was continued, if he requested said DNA testing, what-have-you.
When we were discussing The End of our relationship, he said he would probably stay out of The Child’s life until the age of five. At that point (when The Child is fully capable of expressing needs and wants) he would be interested in becoming a part of The Child’s life.
The Child will be seven at the end of this month.