What actually happened is that he raised these children from birth. He already has a contract, as far as I'm concerned, and the legal contract is just more proof of that.
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A man cannot disenfranchise a biological father of his paternity rights by signing the birth certificate as the father -- whether he's been cuckolded or not. That is most assuredly the way it should be.
Thank you, Quazi!
Signing a birth certificate does not state that you must be the biological parent. There is no fraud. Only his (unfortunately incorrect) assumptions.
It seems more important to you that we simply assign a father, no matter who it is. Why is the state not even remotely interested in finding the real fathers?
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