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Thank you for your question.
Is the child in Indiana?
Was there a court order that addressed child custody and recognized you as the father?
If paternity was established, you have the legal right to custody, and can enforce it by writ of habeas corpus, see
which states: "A habeas corpus proceeding under IND. CODE 34-1-57-25 is the proper procedure to obtain custody of a child wrongfully held. Scott v. Scott (1949), 227 Ind. 396, 86 N.E.2d 533; Ortega v. Ortega (1974), 161 Ind. App. 244, 315 N.E.2d 370."
You can get a free consultation from some of the Indiana child custody attorneys listed by location here.
Please follow up on this with a local attorney.
I hope this information is helpful.