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If I did not sign the child's birth certificate do I have rights to sign away?

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I am being asked to sign away my rights to a daughter I am not sure is mine. I didn't sign the birth certificate & I don't even know if my name is on the birth certificate. Do I Have any parental rights towards this child? And will I have to pay child support even if I don't sign my rights away since I have not acknowledged the child as mine & my name might not be on the birth certificate?
Also if I sign my rights away will I still have to pay child support?

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  1. The only way you can sign your rights away is in the context of an adoption. If someone else adopts the child, you will not be liable for child support.

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