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I would suggest that you encourage the parties to mediate the issue with a professional mediator so they can come to an agreement as to what steps to take (ie adoption as an alternative). If not, then eventually the parents would need to discuss issues such as child custody, visitation and child support.
When a child is born to a mother that is not married, the mother is the only recognized legal parent unless the father acknowledges paternity, or the mother files a court action to establish paternity. If paternity is proven (via DNA testing, which can be court ordered) then the mother can request child support. Of course, the father can request custody or visitation, if he chooses.
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