The need to know the true paternity of a baby has continued to rise for both men and women, especially as civilization with its associated deception is almost at its peak in our modern world. And as technology continues to advance, new ways of doing virtually everything continue to be discovered through research and observations. A lot of people are aware of only the DNA test as a means of determining a baby’s biological father, not knowing that there are several other ways you could find out who is the father of your controversial baby, especially when you do not want to or do not have the means of conducting a DNA test. Read on to find out…
1. Conception Date – Tracking the Menstrual Cycle
This is for both men and women, especially the men who usually care to know nothing about the monthly cycle of the lady they are maintaining intimacy with. If you are able to keep track of your own menstrual cycle or that of your partner, no one would claim a baby wrongfully or disown what belongs to him, that’s for the lady. On the other hand, a lady cannot force you to accept a baby that does not belong to you. For instance, if you had sex 6 months ago and she comes to tell you she’s 3 months pregnant, instantly you should be able to tell the baby isn’t yours!
Also, there are certain information you suppose to have at the tip of your fingers to be able to determine a baby’s paternity by monthly cycle. Some of them include the sperm being able to survive for 5 days and so if you should have sex even in her safe period and she has 5 days to her unsafe period, then there’s no way you can refuse such a pregnancy because you had sex in her safe period. Also, you should know some women are unique and can get pregnant even during their menstruation. The best and safest period is 5 days to her next menstruation and so if you have good knowledge about her cycle, there’s no way she can lie to you.
Eye-colour, Earlobe, Hair-colour Test
You could determine this by mere observation if they are very prominent or better still use an Identigene calculator. An eye-color, hair colour or earlobe paternity test shows how eye color, hair colour, or ea lobes can be used to help estimate paternity. This test is based on theories about genes and how they are inherited from biological parents. With this test you enter the mother’s, alleged father’s, and child’s eye colors, hair colours and earlobes structure to determine if paternity is possible.
Knowing your blood type is not a common practice in Ghana, but this is very important and not only to know yours but that of your partner. If you have this at the tip of your hands, you can easily determine if a child is yours or not.
The blood type calculator can be used for determining both paternity and maternity. Say for example the mother’s blood type is O and the alleged daughter’s is B, the father can only have blood type B or AB for the daughter to be related to the father. For example, two O blood type parents can only produce a child with O blood type.
To explain this further, parents with A blood type can produce a child with either A or O blood type. Two parents with B blood type can produce a child with either B or O blood type. One parent with A and another with B can produce a child with A, B, AB or O blood types. If one parent has A and another has AB, they can produce a child with A, B, or AB blood type. If one parent has A and another has O, they can produce a child with A or O blood type.
Certain genetic behaviours appear in many circumstances, based on the genetic data passed from both parents. Genetically, babies pick certain behavioural traits from either the father or mother and as the baby grows and you watch closely, you can easily notice some characteristic behaviour that is common with you.
If the child in question does not at all show anything close to any of the things you do even in the least way, it might be high time you began thinking twice about his or her paternity.
Spiritual and Emotional connection
This is one of the things many people take for granted because we always prefer facts on paper, but naturally, every father and child have a spiritual and emotional connection and you will be surprised to know that you can tell if a child is yours at first sight – just because something within you which you may not quite be able to explain connected with the child anytime you set eyes on him or her, even without noticing any resemblance.
We all have spiritual connections with our children and those who meditate and know how to listen to their inner being, can feel this and so if you don’t feel anything at all towards the child, its likely the baby is not yours and vice versa.
General Appearance and Resemblance
A father’s connection with his child and how similar the two look can help determine relation to some extent. However these are not guaranteed methods of identifying a baby’s paternity, as some fathers have difficulty bonding in the first year and some babies look more like their mother’s side of the family.
Note: Identigene has a multi-trait paternity calculator that takes into account information on ABO/RH blood type, eye color, and type of ear lobes. However, while blood type, eye color, and type of earlobes have greater variations in some populations than in others, calculations based on these won’t be as helpful in homogeneous populations such as China.
Also, the fact remains that DNA test is the only certified way of determining a child’s paternity beyond doubts. And it is the only result or evidence that is honoured in law courts in relation to a child’s claims to his or her real father.