Q) Hi, Im pregnant and would like to contact the suspected Father of my child in regards to the Child Support process and where he would begin. He did mention a couple of months ago that he was willing to pay child support but nothing else. I want to establish Paternity first and foremost. However I believe he recently moved to another state and I was wondering if there was a way he could send his DNA sample after the baby is born to the Court recommended Testing Lab near me in Aurora, IL.
A) Congratulations on your pregnancy. To establish paternity, you can work with your local child support agency to request genetic testing. Once your baby is born, the child support agency can assist you in scheduling a paternity test with an accredited testing lab. If the father lives in a different state, the agency can help facilitate the testing process and work with the other state’s agency to obtain the necessary samples.
It’s important to note that each state has different laws and procedures regarding paternity and child support, so it’s best to contact your local child support agency for specific information and guidance on the process. They can provide you with the necessary forms and information on how to proceed.