When you hear that your father is not in the picture, you may immediately think: who is he and where does he come from? It may also be that you feel the need to know more about your birth father later on. Not knowing who your biological father is, is difficult for some people. You lack information about your roots, about where you come from. Who is my parents? Who do I look like? Why did he give me up? Do I have any brothers and sisters?
Where does my search begin? Ask your current parents/mother to tell you everything they know. Do you want to search for your birth parents? Then ask them to help you in your search.
When going to search for your biological father, it may surprise you how many forums or helpful sites there are. There are also many television programs where they will search for your father with you. This may however be a very difficult emotional rollercoaster, which you do not want to be on television. Therefore it may be helpful to hire a family detective or something similar. You can first start by simply gathering all the information about your father that you have available.
When you finally found your father, it is of great importance to really determine whether or not he is your father. This can be done by a test. Simply search for ‘legal paternity test near me’ and you will be guided directly to a company that provides these dna paternity tests. With a paternity test, a company can determine very accurately whether you are the father of a child. With a test kit, you can take the DNA samples yourself with cotton swabs very easily and painlessly. The laboratory then compares your DNA with the child’s DNA in at least 20 places.
Do the DNA profiles not match? Then they can establish with 100% certainty that you are not the father of the child. Do the DNA profiles match? Then they can establish with at least 99.999% certainty that you are the father. You can choose between a test for peace of mind and a legally valid test. A test for peace of mind allows you to take the DNA samples yourself. Because the results of a legally valid test must be usable in a court case (e.g. custody or alimony), this test requires a doctor or nurse to take the DNA samples.