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Is your son also ready to assume responsibility of the child and pay child support??
I believe the answer to your question is yes, although personally I don't think he truly understands the full consequences of the decision. At the moment he is going to school and has very limited resources of his own. He understands that when his financial situation changes, the mother will have the option of going after those resources. Perhaps I should tell you that our son is adopted from another country, knows nothing about his birth parents and doesn't want his (possible) daughter to be in that position.
Ah yes, I can understand his position but he needs to understand once he walks through this door he will be held responsible for child support whether he has the resources or not. To get her to do a DNA test he has to file an action for legitimation in NH court in the county she lives in. You/he can contact the clerk of that court to get the form and find out the filing fee. Once he files the petition she will be served a copy and the court will order a DNA test done. If the child is his, he can then request joint custody, visitation and of course will have to pay child support. It would be best for you to get a NH attorney to file the action, if you can afford to do so, if not the clerk of court can tell him which forms to file. I hope this helps clarify.
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