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  • Mobile DNA-testing truck gives New York City fathers paternity proof

    06/16/2013 11:02:53 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2013 | GARY BUISO
    It’s Father’s Day — but do these New York men have reason to celebrate? The Post spent the past few weeks cruising shotgun in a mobile DNA-testing truck helping doubtful dads find proof of their progeny. Health Street, the testing company, has two 27-foot Winnebagos — “Who’s Your Daddy?” emblazoned on either side — that rumble through the city seven days a week offering a range of services, including drug and heritage testing.
  • Canadian Sperm Donor Father Denied Access to Son Being Raised by Lesbians

    08/20/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 29 replies
    Canada, which has redefined marriage and therefore parenthood, is facing growing cases like this one: A judge in this small northern Ontario town has ruled that allowing a biological father access to his 22-month-old son, who is being raised by his biological mother and her lesbian partner, is not in the best interests of the child because of “the risk of there being an adverse affect to the child.” Citing arguments that introducing the child to his father would cause the boy confusion and insecurity, Justice Norman Karam of the Ontario Superior Court in Cochrane said, “Despite the child’s young...
  • Prosecutor: Man killed wife, daughter after paternity test

    06/22/2012 11:39:35 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/12 | AP
    "Barbar was then planning to kill his wife's lover in Texas and flee to Lebanon but was stopped by police in New Mexico, the Press-Enterprise reported."
  • Tennessee Baby Machine Is A State Inmate

    05/21/2012 5:11:28 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 15 replies
    Knoxville man's paternity rampage has been curbed by prison bars MAY 21--The Tennessee man who has impregnated a large portion of Knoxville’s female population--and reportedly fathered 30 children in the process--is a convicted felon whose babymaking ability has been hampered for the past three years due to his state prison incarceration The story of Desmond Hatchett’s fertility--and his related inability to pay child support--returned to the news last week when a Memphis TV station reported that the 33-year-old “was back in court this week” seeking the state’s help with his support payments. The Los Angeles Times noted that Hatchett is...
  • Man Who Fathered 30 Kids Says He Needs A Break—On Child Support [Four Kids Same Year! Obamanation?]

    05/18/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 18, 2012 | Pueng Vongs
    Man Who Fathered 30 Kids Says He Needs A Break—On Child Support [Pic of Father in URL] By Pueng Vongs And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support. Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women, reports WREG-TV. The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old. Hatchett...
  • Ex-girlfriend hid sperm and used for in-vitro pregnancy: suit

    11/27/2011 10:14:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 130 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2011 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    A Long Island man was stunned to find out that his 4-year-old twins weren’t an accidental pregnancy at all — his desperate girlfriend secretly stashed away his sperm and used it for an in-vitro procedure, he charges in a lawsuit. Elmont resident Joseph Pressil, 36, wasn’t planning on having children with Anetria Burnett, with whom he was in a relationship for six months in 2007, he said. So she took matters into her own hands, he told The Post, in order to remain in his Texas house and make a legal bid for half of his possessions. -snip- The real...
  • Justin Bieber’s reps deny allegations that he fathered a woman’s baby

    11/02/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    <p>While Justin Bieber spent his Tuesday evening performing on “Dancing With the Stars” to promote his new holiday CD, a tabloid story was breaking online.</p> <p>That story, to be published Thursday in Star magazine and first reported by Radar Online, says that a 20-year-old woman has filed a paternity suit against Bieber, 17, alleging that the singer fathered her child after a brief backstage tryst at a Bieber concert at L.A.’s Staples Center.</p>
  • It Really Is Too Bad Biden Isn't A Ladies Man

    08/05/2011 4:25:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-5-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This billboard could otherwise be quite feasible...
  • People Mag Provides Obama Five Pages for Father's Day Photo Spread and Essay on Fatherhood

    06/13/2011 10:14:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/13/11 | Tim Graham
    People magazine loves Obama. In the top right corner of the June 20 issue is a picture of the president tenderly sitting with younger daughter Sasha on the White House lawn and the words “President Obama On Being a Good Father: Plus Exclusive Family Photos.” Inside are five pages of pictures of adoring daughters getting moments with Daddy...by Obama’s White House photographer Pete Souza. The newest one’s from last August. The White House pictorial also comes with an essay titled “Being the Father I Never Had, by Barack Obama.”
  • Drugstores Now Selling Do-It- yourself DNA Paternity Tests

    02/15/2011 8:52:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/15/11 | Colby Hall
    Recent studies indicate that the number of fathers are unknowingly raising children that aren’t their own; roughly 2% of all fathers in the study are unaware that their wives gave birth to a child conceived with another man. A pretty small number to be sure, but 2% of the roughly 4 million fathers in New York city works out to 80,000 disappointed, angry and humiliated dudes walking around America’s largest city. Why is this suddenly relevant? Because NY drug store chain Duane Reade is now selling do-it-yourself paternity kits. Great. According to CBSNews New York: The do-it-yourself kits are
  • The bliss of an 18-month, paid, Swedish paternity leave

    09/02/2010 6:56:13 AM PDT · by tom h · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 | Nathan Hegedus
    For nearly 18 months, I woke up at 4 a.m. with my all-too-alert toddler son. Three hours later, when my Swedish wife left for the day, I would set out a second breakfast and then dress the boy and his 4-year-old sister and walk them to her state-subsidized preschool. Then my boy and I would go build sand castles in one of five nearby neighborhood parks ... I am not unemployed, and I am not a stay-at-home dad. I've got a "real" job; I just haven't gone to the office since last December. In total, I've spent 18 of the...
  • Kentucky SC: Biological Dads Have ‘Inherent, Equitable Rights’

    06/29/2010 9:22:37 AM PDT · by fathers1 · 17 replies
    www.fathersandfamilies.org ^ | June 28, 2010 | Robert Franklin, Esq.
    "Given the unusual facts of this case, and recognizing the inherent, equitable rights of biological parents who are deprived of parenting through no fault of their own, the grant of joint custody to Trevor cannot prevent Cahill from going forward with his paternity action." That’s the Supreme Court of Kentucky writing in this case (Leagle, 6/17/10). Let me repeat the key words: “recognizing the inherent, equitable rights of biological parents who are deprived of parenting through no fault of their own…” Let me be clear; those words have the power to blaze trails into the law governing paternity fraud and...
  • Freudian Slip?

    04/29/2010 7:53:47 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 5 replies · 434+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 29, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    From GawkerSome time ago I wrote a post (on my previous and now defunct blogsite) that depicted photos of men rumored to have sired the Rosemary's Baby in the White House. Included in that pantheon of possible paternity was Malcolm X, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Emperor Hirohate-o. [see gallery of photos at originating blogsite] The gaff by the Washington Post (intentional?) also brought to mind this... (cue the Twilight Zone music...)
  • Married CNN legal eagle Jeffrey Toobin in baby mama drama

    with daughter of CBS News' Jeff Greenfield
  • John Edwards's paternity admission vindicates National Enquirer, its editor says

    01/22/2010 9:18:07 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies · 635+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | By Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the paper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." While the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a daughter with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is vindication,...
  • John Edwards Wanted Paternity Test Faked: Aide

    01/21/2010 12:21:14 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 37 replies · 1,269+ views
    Newser ^ | 1-21-10
    (Newser) – Former John Edwards aide and fake babydaddy Andrew Young is dishing on the specifics of the foiled ruse, including a seamy attempt to fake a paternity test. Young’s ABC News interview, set to air next week, is widely seen as the impetus for Edwards’ acknowledgment today that he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s baby, Frances Quinn Hunter. The New York Daily News got its hands on a copy. Young says at one point Edwards told him to “get a doctor to fake the DNA results.” Young, who sequestered Hunter for months during the scandal, says the former...
  • Case of Jailed Deadbeat non-dad Shows Need for Overhaul of Child Support Laws

    09/30/2009 7:03:18 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 85 replies · 2,698+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | September 29, 2009 | Denise Noe
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently ran articles on a case that should outrage any fair-minded person. Georgia man Frank Hatley was in a Cook County jail for over a year for failure to pay child support. However, DNA tests proved that the child in question was not biologically his. He had never been married to or even cohabiting with the boy’s mother. The two had a brief affair and when the mother had the baby in 1987, she told Hatley that the baby was his. A couple of years later, the mother applied for and received public assistance. The state...
  • Ex-aide says Edwards fathered mistress' child

    09/19/2009 5:40:12 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 29 replies · 1,342+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sep 19, 2009
    A man who once claimed to have fathered the child of John Edwards' mistress says in a book proposal the former presidential candidate is the real father and that Edwards and worked with his campaign finance chairman to hide that secret, according to a newspaper report published online Saturday. The New York Times said the book proposal by former Edwards aide Andrew Young states he helped facilitate the affair between Edwards and Rielle Hunter. According to the newspaper, Young wrote that Edwards once told Hunter they would wed after Edwards' wife, who has cancer, died. Edwards told Hunter that the...
  • UK: Fathers WILL get new six months paternity leave ("will help smash Britain's 'macho' culture")

    09/14/2009 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 24 replies · 1,669+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 15, 2009 | James Chapman
    New fathers are being given the right to take six months' paternity leave, despite concerns over its impact on firms in the recession. Gordon Brown will tell union bosses that the plan will be implemented after Business Secretary Lord Mandelson put it on ice because of the economic crisis. Around 400,000 men a year will qualify for the right to dramatically extended leave from April 2011.  At the moment, they can only take two weeks off, an offer taken up by 60 per cent of eligible men. By contrast, new mothers can take a year off. As well as...
  • Childless man released from child support debt (after spending a year in jail)

    09/06/2009 1:22:50 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 2,474+ views
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A Georgia man who spent a year in jail for nonpayment of child support -- despite the fact he has no children -- has been cleared of the debt, his attorney said Tuesday. Frank Hatley, 50, spent 13 months in jail for being a deadbeat dad before his release last month. A judge ordered him jailed in June 2008 for failing to support his "son" -- a child who DNA tests proved was not fathered by Hatley.
  • Mother's good-bye saves her baby! (absolutely amazing story - with photos)

    08/30/2009 3:08:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 61 replies · 4,125+ views
    Salesians ^ | August 27, 2009 | Padre Steve
    This is a miracle and an amazing story! Thanks to the milk of human kindness on this one: When Carolyn Isbister put her 20oz baby on her chest for a cuddle, she thought that it would be the only chance she would ever have to hold her. Doctors had told the parents that baby Rachel only had only minutes to live because her heart was beating once every ten seconds and she was not breathing. Isbister remembers: I didn’t want her to die being cold. So I lifted her out of her blanket and put her against my skin to...
  • John Edwards and Rielle Hunter - Maury Povich Paternity Test (Amazing Video)

    08/20/2009 6:58:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies · 2,046+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 5, 2008 | jeffreyrh
    John Edwards and Rielle Hunter go on the Maury Povich Paternity Test Show to see who is the daddy! VIDEO
  • Elizabeth Edwards Expects DNA Test for Hubby's Alleged Love Child

    08/20/2009 10:27:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies · 3,378+ views
    NBC ^ | Thu, Aug 20, 2009
    "My expectation is that, at some point, something happens," Elizabeth saidThe wife of philandering former Sen. John Edwards said she expects a paternity test will take place soon to determine the father of the 18-month-old child of her hubby's former mistress. In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Elizabeth Edwards confronted rumors that her cheating husband was set to claim paternity of little Frances, his alleged love child with ex-mistress Rielle Hunter. When asked about testing the paternity of the baby, Edwards said her "expectation is that, at some point, something happens. And I hope for the sake of...
  • The Rielle World (What if Edwards had won?)

    08/17/2009 4:40:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies · 1,298+ views
    Slate.com ^ | August 14, 2009 | Christopher Beam
    The National Enquirer is reporting what everyone already knew—that John Edwards is in fact the father of Rielle Hunter's child—and a North Carolina TV station says he may admit paternity. This news has been met largely with shrugs. Edwards is not only a failed candidate, he is a failed politician, with next to no influence among Democrats. Still, the news raises two tantalizing hypothetical questions: What if Edwards had won the Democratic nomination? What if he had won the presidency? First question first. It's easy to forget how close John Edwards came to being the Democratic nominee. When Edwards entered...
  • Rielle Hunter: Yes, John Edwards Was the Father

    08/13/2009 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 1,314+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | August 13, 2009 | Tim Worstall
    Oh my: yes, John Edwards was and is indeed the father of the baby, Frances, born to Rielle Hunter. That, at least, is what the National Enquirer is reporting. Yes, really, a US Senator was not only cheating upon his cancer stricken wife, he then had a child by his mistress and ran to be US President while covering the matter up. He even got one of his aides to make claim to paternity. At the moment of course we don't actually know that John Edwards is the father of Reille Hunter's baby: we only have one report of a...
  • Sources: Edwards to admit paternity of ex-mistress' child

    08/13/2009 3:12:02 PM PDT · by kcvl · 51 replies · 2,374+ views
    <p>Sources have told WRAL News that they expect former U.S. Sen. John Edwards to admit that he is the father of his former mistress' 18-month-old daughter.</p> <p>Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, confessed last August to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, who served as a videographer on Edwards' 2008 campaign. He has denied fathering her daughter, saying his relationship with Hunter ended before the child was conceived.</p>
  • (Bombshell)JOHN EDWARDS SECRET DNA TEST PROVES HE'S THE DADDY!

    08/12/2009 4:55:35 PM PDT · by maccaca · 76 replies · 1,985+ views
    BOMBSHELL WORLD EXCLUSIVE! John Edwards has secretly undergone a DNA test - and it proves he's the father of his mistress' love child, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. Multiple sources confirm the bombshell development, and reveal lawyers for the disgraced presidential candidate are privately hammering out child support payments with his former lover Rielle Hunter. Edwards - who hotly denied he was the child's father when he publicly confessed his affair with Rielle on ABC's Nightline a year ago - has broken the news to his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth, sources say. But The ENQUIRER has also learned that Rielle testified...
  • Report: DNA Test Confirms that John Edwards fathered mistress’s child

    08/12/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 71 replies · 3,149+ views
    The National Enquirer ^ | 8/12/09 | The National Enquirer
    Report: DNA Test Confirms that John Edwards fathered mistress’s child
  • Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris, is my child, actor Mark Lester says

    08/09/2009 5:56:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 1,935+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 8th 2009 | Samuel Goldsmith
    British child star Mark Lester says he's the father of Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris. "I gave Michael my sperm so that he could have kids - and I believe Paris is my daughter," said Lester, who played Oliver Twist in the 1967 flick "Oliver." The 51-year-old told Britain's News of the World he gave Jackson his semen 13 years ago and is godfather to all three of Jackson's children. He believes Paris, 11, is his daughter because of an "uncanny likeness" between the girl and his own daughter, Harriet, 15. He wants to take a paternity test. Lester said he...
  • Oliver Star: I'm Father Of Jackon's Daughter

    08/08/2009 4:38:21 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 35 replies · 2,204+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 09, 2009 | Staff
    The actor who starred in the 1968 film Oliver has sensationally claimed that he is the real father of Michael Jackson's daughter Paris. Mark Lester, the godfather of Jackson's three children, told the News Of The World he gave the pop star his sperm. He told the paper he is prepared to have a paternity test to prove his claims. Mr Lester, 51, said there was true likeness between 11-year-old Paris and his 15-year-old daughter Harriet. He told the paper: "It's been a secret for so long. "In 1996 Michael asked me if I would give him my sperm and...
  • Ex-child star says he's the father of Jackson's daughter

    08/09/2009 4:16:25 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 33 replies · 1,866+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | Sun. Aug. 9 2009 | Staff
    Former child star Mark Lester claims he's the biological father of Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, who shows a striking resemblance to one of his children. Lester is a longtime friend of Jackson, and says the King of Pop once asked him to donate sperm. He told the British tabloid "News of the World" that he agreed and gave a sample to a London clinic. In a video interview posted on the tabloid's website, Lester said he came forward with his claim because he has "concerns about the welfare and upbringing of the children." "It's a contact issue," he said. "I...
  • Family Court Injustices to Men

    07/21/2009 5:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,464+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you know that a family court can order a man to reimburse the government for the welfare money, falsely labeled "child support," that was paid to the mother of a child to whom he is not related? Did you know that, if he doesn't pay, a judge can sentence him to debtor's prison without ever letting him have a jury trial? Did you know that debtor's prisons (putting men in prison because they can't pay a debt) were abolished in the United States before we abolished slavery, but that they exist today to punish men who are too poor...
  • Jackson/Rowe Not the Biological Parents

    06/30/2009 10:22:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 40 replies · 1,377+ views
    TMZ ^ | 06.30.09
    We've learned Michael Jackson was not the biological father of any of his children. And Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of the two kids she bore for Michael. All three children were conceived in vitro -- outside the womb. Multiple sources deeply connected to the births tell us Michael was not the sperm donor for any of his kids. Debbie's eggs were not used. She was merely the surrogate, and paid well for her services in the births of Michael Jr. and Paris.
  • Michael Jackson’s dermatologist said to be father of his kids (Arnold Klein is biological father)

    06/30/2009 10:46:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 3,182+ views
    NME Music News ^ | 6/30/2009
    The identity of the biological father of Michael Jackson’s children is being reported as that of his dermatologist, Arnold Klein. Klein reportedly fathered the children with Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe, who gave birth to Prince Michael and Paris Michael Katherine. The identity of the mother or father to Prince Michael II, known as ‘Blanket’, is unknown. Sources revealed Klein as the father to usmagazine.com, saying that "He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth." Los Angeles-based Klein is Rowe’s former boss. She previously worked as a nurse’s assistant. Rowe has reportedly reached out to the...
  • Michael Jackson's Ex-Wife Claims He Wasn't The Biological Father Of Their Children

    06/29/2009 7:00:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 77 replies · 4,682+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 29, 2009 | Shannon McGregor
    Los Angeles, CA (BANG) - Debbie Rowe has claimed Michael Jackson wasn't the biological father of their two children. The former nurse - who was married to the "Thriller" singer from 1996 to 1999 - has alleged Prince Michael, 12, and 11-year-old Paris were conceived through artificial insemination using sperm from an anonymous donor. Speaking about her relationship with Michael - who died last Thursday after a suspected cardiac arrest - she told journalist Rebecca White: "Michael was divorced, lonely and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, 'I will have your babies.'" "I offered him my...
  • Michael Jackson wasn't their father, claims kids' mother (Billie Jean in real life)

    06/28/2009 5:44:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies · 6,216+ views
    SAWF NEWS ^ | 6/27/2009
    June 28, 2009, (Sawf News) - Debbie Rowe, mother of Michael Jackson's children Michael Joseph, Jr., 12, and Paris Michael Katherine, 11, has claimed that she was impregnated using sperms from an anonymous donor. Debbie also claims that she does not want custody of the children and may never see them again. Debbie, 50, made the startling admissions with huge legal ramifications while speaking to journalist Rebecca White at a ranch in California, where she now lives in seclusion, over several months during which the two became close friends. Excerpts from the interview are carried by UK's News of the...
  • New Soldier-dads get administrative leave, Army says

    06/03/2009 6:52:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 408+ views
    Army.mil ^ | Jacqueline M. Hames
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 2, 2009) -- The Army wants Soldier-dads to know there is a new paternity leave policy available to them and spread the word to military bloggers at the Pentagon today. The policy, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush Oct. 14, 2008, allows new dads up to 10 consecutive days of administrative leave after the birth of a child. Leading the roundtable was Col. Larry Locke, chief of compensation and entitlements for the Army G-1. He said the policy is one way of showing appreciation for Soldier-dads, because leave time can take...
  • Report: John Edwards' Ex-Lover Rielle Hunter Going Ahead With Paternity Test

    05/07/2009 9:44:13 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 28 replies · 1,954+ views
    And you thought the John Edwards sex scandal couldn't get seamier. The ex-senator's former lover - furious at being portrayed as a stalker in his wife's media tour - reportedly is taking revenge and will allow a paternity test for her baby after all. Rielle Hunter previously refused to allow DNA testing on baby Frances, born in February 2008. Edwards, even after the admitted affair, insisted he wasn't the father. Her friends said then she hoped they still had a future together and hoped to protect the philandering pol from further ruin. But on the eve of Elizabeth Edwards' appearance...
  • Germany restricts genetic screening (paternity tests will require mother's permission!)

    04/24/2009 9:47:42 AM PDT · by Feldkurat_Katz · 9 replies · 366+ views
    Euronews ^ | 04/24/2009 | Euronews
    In marked contrast to Spain, Germany has decided to tighten the rules on genetic screening of embryos. Measures to be accepted by parliament tomorrow will affect screening in three main areas: Firstly, doctors will be allowed to test for Down’s Syndrome, but not for diseases like cancer which the baby may be pre-disposed to suffer in later life. Secondly, paternity tests will only be carried out with the express permission of the baby’s mother.Finally, employers and insurance companies are to be banned from demanding genetic checks on workers or clients. This is a sensitive issue in Germany after recent scandals...
  • One in ten men could be victims of paternity fraud. I'm fighting for them ...not the money

    02/01/2009 1:36:49 AM PST · by Stoat · 50 replies · 28,474+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 1, 2009 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    There was never going to be a good time. But when the truth finally emerged, it couldn’t have been at a more inopportune moment. Mark Webb was driving to work at eight in the morning when his wife Lydia rang.   ‘I was in the fast lane of the M4 heading towards Reading,’ he recalls. ‘I picked up the call on the hands-free and said, “Hi, what’s the problem?” because Lydia wouldn’t normally call so early.  She said, “I’ve got something I need to tell you. You’re not the father of Elspeth. Dave Mottram is.” ’It was a shattering...
  • Who's Your Daddy?

    01/26/2009 11:04:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 1,313+ views
    Reason ^ | February 2009 | Cheryl Miller
    Eight years ago, a woman we’ll call Sarah discovered that she was not biologically related to the father she had known all her life. Sarah, her mother revealed, was “donor-conceived.” Her parents, after trying without success for a pregnancy of their own in the late 1970s, turned to a fertility center, where Sarah’s mother was artificially inseminated with sperm from an anonymous donor. At the time sperm banks did not offer detailed donor profiles. Upon discovering the truth, Sarah was told what her parents had been told about her biological father: He was a medical student, possibly of Scandinavian ancestry....
  • Mich. dad told to pay for child's birth or wed mom

    01/18/2009 6:13:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 35 replies · 1,361+ views
    ABC 13 ^ | 18 January 2009 | Clio Francis
    Gary Johnson was billed $3,800 for the birth of his daughter JaeLyn. Johnson is not married to the child's mother, Rebecca Witt. The Michigan Legislature amended the state's paternity act five years ago to waive birthing costs for a father, if he married the child's mother. A year later, Witt gave birth to JaeLyn. The state paid for the hospital costs because Witt was on Medicaid at the time and is now trying to recover the money. Jack Battles, the Genesee County Friend of the Court, said the law is an incentive to maintain the sanctity of marriage. "It's totally...
  • Default Daddyhood

    01/12/2009 10:55:29 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 37 replies · 1,513+ views
    Reason ^ | January 12, 2009 | r. balko
    Another wrongful-paternity case from hell: When Walter Sharpe received the certified letter on Feb. 6, 2001, he knew the complaint for child support was a mistake. Andre Sharpe had a different date of birth, a different Social Security number and different previous addresses. Andre Sharpe also had an 11-year-old daughter with a woman in Harrisburg, and Walter Sharpe knew he had been to Harrisburg only once, to register a car. He also knew he hadn't fathered a child to a woman named Terri Jones on that trip. So he ignored it. Big mistake. A court entered a default judgment against...
  • Man jailed for not supporting kid who isn't his

    12/06/2008 4:11:58 PM PST · by aclusux.com · 25 replies · 1,763+ views
    AP ^ | Sat., Dec. 6, 2008 | Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Philadelphia man was forced to pay more than $12,000 in child support for another man's daughter
  • Paper: Man forced to support someone else's child (And jailed. Similar name)

    12/06/2008 1:42:49 PM PST · by decimon · 45 replies · 1,507+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2008 | Unknown
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Philadelphia man was forced to pay more than $12,000 in child support for another man's daughter and spent two years in jail for falling behind on payments.
  • Child support law leaves man a default dad

    10/14/2008 4:39:29 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 234 replies · 4,261+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | October 13, 2008 | Jarrel Wade
    Brande Samuels, 29, shows some of the child support documents from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Samuels has been forced by the state to pay child support for a child but DNA tests show he is not the father. SHERRY BROWN /Tulsa World Friday He promised himself and his family that when he left his prison cell, he would work hard to build a stable and positive life. After two years in prison, he was released early on good behavior and worked for less than minimum wage while he trained to become a welder. But that's when he...
  • John Edwards is the daddy, Rielle Hunter pal sez

    08/12/2008 11:25:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 254+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/13/08 | Celeste Katz
    A Texas publicist who says she was Rielle Hunter's confidant when her secret affair began with John Edwards is convinced the ex-senator fathered her friend's baby. "She would not have a child with someone that she didn't love - and she loves him," said Pigeon O'Brien, who says she was pals with Hunter for 20 years until they lost touch a year ago. As "who's the daddy" speculation persisted, the National Enquirer reported last night that Edwards lied when he told the nation - and his sick wife - that he ended the "short" affair in 2006. Edwards renewed the...
  • DHS paternity goof haunts Tulsa man (Must read for parents of boys and young men)

    08/10/2008 8:34:38 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 44 replies · 247+ views
    NEWS OKLAHOMA ^ | Sun August 10, 2008 | Randy Ellis
    Tulsa athlete Micheal Thomas swears he never met Lawton drug user Tiffany Dickson. Paternity Mistake DHS falsely accused Micheal Thomas of being the father of a baby whose mother... Dickson says she never met him. That didn't stop the Oklahoma Department of Human Services from getting Thomas declared the father of Dickson's baby daughter and badgering him until he dropped out of college, forfeiting a football scholarship. It also didn't stop DHS from taking a portion of his biweekly paychecks and seizing his $290 state and federal tax refunds. "This is unbelievable. This is crazy,” said Thomas, 21, a former...
  • Is John Edwards Rielle Hunter's baby daddy? We may never know

    08/10/2008 2:29:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 220+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/10/08 | Liz Snead
    Saturday, Hunter's lawyer, Robert Gordon, issued a statement saying, “Rielle will not participate in DNA testing or any other invasion of her or her daughter's privacy now or in the future." JohnedwardssonSo I guess Edwards is pretty much off the hook on that offer to take a paternity test. Is that why he so freely offered to take one? But Edwards better not make her angry... oh, maybe by not giving her what she wants, forgetting her birthday, not paying enough attention to her, or by not marrying her in a few years... She could so change her mind. Talk...
  • Mistress' Family Challenges Edwards to Take DNA Test

    08/09/2008 7:42:59 AM PDT · by notes2005 · 195 replies · 352+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 9, 2008 | By RHONDA SCHWARTZ and BRIAN ROSS
    The family of John Edwards' former mistress, Rielle Hunter, is challenging the former senator to take a DNA paternity test after his claim that he did not father Hunter's six-month old child. In the first reaction from Hunter's family, her younger sister Melissa told ABC News that Edwards should immediately follow through on his pledge to take a paternity test. "I would challenge him to do so," the sister said. "Somebody must stand up and defend my sister," she said. "I wish that those involved would refrain from bad-mouthing my sister." In his interview with ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff...