Why should a father support his child?
  • Establishing paternity is the right thing to do! Every father who brings a child into the world should accept his fair share of the financial, legal, and emotional responsibility.
  • A father can experience the reward of contributing to the growth and development of another human being – his child.
  • A father can enjoy a relationship with his child. Through active involvement, the father is often seen by the child as a provider, a role model, and a friend who promotes mutual love and respect.
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    1. Why should a father support his child?
    2. Why establish paternity?
    3. How is paternity established?
    4. What happens after paternity has been established?
    5. How long after a child is born can paternity be established?
    6. What if the father is unemployed or in school?