I am on my childs birth certificate. However my girlfriend (mother of my child) has left our residence with the child. I have not taken a paternity test or petitioned the courts for visitation thus far. If i am able to see my child and want to take her to see her grandmother, can the mother do anything to prevent it or cause me legal issues? I dont want to take the baby away (as she did) just want to take her out for the day.
Also, why isnt the father if unmarried, given notice of his lack of any and all rights to his child at birth in the hospital? Any REAL Father would be happy to take a simple swab of the gums to ensure his rights to his own child; IM SURE, if simply informed at the time of birth.
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