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A woman I slept with is pregnant, and the timing is right.

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She plans to give it...
A woman I slept with is pregnant, and the timing is right. She plans to give it up for adoption. If I am the father I want to keep the child. She says it's not mine. How do I fight this. If it's not mine, I know I have no rights, but if I am do I have a choice.
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If you wanted to fight her decision, you would need to immediately file a paternity suit against her once the child is born. The judge would then order a DNA test to either confirm or disprove paternity. If you are the biological father, as confirmed by a DNA test, then you would have rights to the child and could prevent her from giving the child up for adoption.
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So it would be a very good idea to talk to a local family law attorney so you could have the paternity case ready to file as soon as the child is born.
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