If it has been proven (medically) that she's your daughter then you need to step up. Arrange to spend time with her, pay child support & welcome her into your life & family. If you don't want to do that, you still have to pay support for her. I know it's provably a HUGE shock so take it slow & patiently.
1 year ago
Last edited at 10:02PM on 4/10/2012
Decide if you want to be a part of her life. You'll have to make decisions based on how old she is and what her family situation is. What has her mother said about it? Is she asking you for support? I would also get a DNA test, unless by looking at her there is no doubt. (My step-daughter is definitely my husbands. She just looks so much like him!)
1 year ago
Last edited at 10:21PM on 4/10/2012
Don't just take the mother's word for it. Insist on a paternity test first. There are a lot of women who don't know who is her baby's father, and they are looking for someone to help pay the expenses of the child.
If the test proves that you are the father, then jump right in and get to know your little girl!
Congratulations! You have a lot of time to catch up on:) Be the best parent you can be and show the child you are in for the long haul.Do all the legal things that need to be done.Enjoy and be thankful for this blessing.:)