“Can’t Raise Someone’s Child”: Man Demands DNA Test Before Signing Baby’s Birth Certificate

“Can’t Raise Someone’s Child”: Man Demands DNA Test Before Signing Baby’s Birth Certificate

  • A man in a long-distance relationship has refused to appear on a baby's birth certificate until a DNA test is conducted
  • He argues that since his lover works at a huge construction project away from him, she could be having several partners
  • The woman insists the baby is his, but he is adamant he is not ready to raise someone else's child

A man has disclosed that he's disagreeing with his partner, with whom he is in an ENM (Ethical Non-Monogamy) relationship.

Photo of young African couple looking at the result of a pregnancy test.
A man is unsure if he's the child's father since his wife could have multiple partners. The image is for illustration purposes. Photo: Vgajic.
Source: UGC

An ENM means that the relationship is not entirely monogamous, with both parties agreeing to have multiple partners.

Couple in a long-distance relationship and agreed to multiple partners

In a post on Reddit, the man explained that they chose the path because it works for them due to distance.

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His partner works at a huge construction project away from him and flies home for one week after working for two.

"Since the men out number the women, she has no problems finding partners," he started.

Things, however, took a downward turn recently when she informed him that she was pregnant.

Man wants to move out of their house

He says they are always careful and use protection even though he knows that isn't always 100% effective.

The news was welcome, but he is worried that, given the nature of their relationship, he is not the baby's father.

"I am excited for a baby, and happy we are starting a family, however I don't have any interest in paying to raise someone else's child," he voiced.

For this reason, he demanded a paternity test to confirm he was the baby's father, something his lover refused.

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The man now maintains that without proof, he will not appear on the birth certificate and will be moving out so that he is not said to have acted as a parent.

"Like I said I have no problem raising a child that isn't mine. I just won't pay for the privilege," he concluded.

Wife's pain ended after husband learns paternity of child

Meanwhile, Briefly News shared that a South African woman on TikTok shared how a DNA test brought relief to her marriage. Her post revealed that her husband believed a child was his, leading to arguments and disrespect.

The test proved the child wasn't his, and many commenters shared their support and similar experiences.

Source: TUKO.co.ke

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