“Losing Fatherhood”

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm

So I just responded once to this article and my wireless really fucked me over. I’ll try to remember what I wrote.

This article accurately reflected the complexities of the issue. With seven pages to delve into the emotionality and legality of the positions of these men, this journalist was given space to reflect on the various details that make each case a tangle of science, social mores and sentiment.

Most cases involve a major dichotomy: hatred toward the child’s mother and love for the child.

Men that were deceived into paying thousands of dollars and forming a bond with a child that isn’t theirs are often left divorced and alone with nothing but bills.

In most cases, the courts emphasize the well-being of the child above both the concerns of the mother and father. They often have the most to lose in a situation where they were often used as unwitting pawns.

But once DNA testing, legal paternal acknowledgements and biological fathers enter the scene, there is really no easy answer.


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