Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mecklenburg County channels Maury, offers paternity testing

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 4:12 PM

That baby doesn't look like you and you're not trying to pay child support for 18 years and on that child's birthday you find out you are not the father.

Believe it or not, the state doesn't want that to happen to you either. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Mecklenburg County is offering paternity testing for all men in North Carolina questioning if the child is theirs or not.

The genetic testing will be offered from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to 7 at the Mecklenburg County Child Support Enforcement Office, which is located at 5800 Executive Center Dr. in east Charlotte.

Christy Stacy, a child support supervisor, said the test, which includes a DNA sample, may take about 15 minutes, and potential fathers need to bring photo identification with them. The child and mother do not need to be present, but their DNA samples will be needed to complete the test.

Stacy said the event will be open to men alleged to be the fathers of children in North Carolina. If the child doesn’t live in Mecklenburg, she said information would be forwarded to the child support office where the child lives.

Stacy said results from the test should be available in three to four weeks. If the result is positive — meaning the child, father and mother match — there will be a charge of up to $90.

You better be sure that you're not the father if you take part in this testing — at the child support office — because I'm sure you have to give all of your information if you want to participate and if you are the father, they're going to get you.

I just wonder if any of this will be going on when the test results come back:

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