We live in a fast pace modern world as people change locations in search of a better life, to travel across the globe to see as much as possible, switch professions to earn more money or finally do something that truly makes them happy. During these phases, we meet new people, some come and go but others stay with us, sometimes having a special place in our hearts. Not everything in a life can be planned and predicted and you shouldn’t be sure of anything. This also pertains to paternity…
Are you aware that one in fifty British mean are unknowingly raising a child that isn’t theirs? The appropriate study was conducted by Belgian scientists as they believe that not much attention is paid to the issue and it’s perceived mostly as a baffling problem in TV soap operas but not in real life. Well, nothing further from the truth, as it turns out! Questions of paternity are vital for all parties involved – children wanting to know who they are, fathers wondering whose kids they may be raising, and mothers uncertain about the future of their families.
According to an old saying, ‘Maternity is a matter of fact, whereas paternity is a matter of opinion’, but not anymore!
Children are, so to say, built from their parents so it is obvious that there are some genetic regularities that can be checked in order to get an insight on whether you are related. The most obvious is a DNA test, which is highly reliable but needs to be conducted in a government approved laboratory and costs from £100 to £400.
There are, however, other methods that will let you know if arising doubts concerning fatherhood are reasonable or not and you do not need laboratory or scientific gear to verify them. These are connected with the following features of every child: blood group, eyes and hair colour and cheeks.
Let’s have a closer look on how they can be helpful in clearing these doubts:
• Blood group – each paternity investigation should be started with checking it, as blood group of an offspring heavily depends of the blood groups of its mother and father. For example, if parents’ blood groups are A or 0, it would be rather impossible for their child to have group B or AB. The so-called ABO blood type charts can be used to predict the possibilities of paternity and they also play a crucial role in human blood transfusion, as the donor is usually someone from the family.
• Eyes and hair colour – there’s a connection between eyes of parents and their child. For instance, parents with blue eyes are unlikely to have a kid with dark eyes. Also hair is heavily dependent on genetics. It would be weird for persons with black hair to have a child with light hair, wouldn’t you agree?
• Cheeks – it’s all about the dimples in your cheeks, if both parents have them, their child should have them as well!
There’s also one more domestic method, available all over the internet, that allows you to check paternity depending on the gender of your baby. Have you heard about the Chinese calendar? It was invented during Quing Dynasty (around 17th century) and is supposed to predict your baby’s gender. All you need to give is the mother’s birth date and the date of conception and voilà – you see if it’s a boy or a girl! This method is the least scientific but has proven itself many times (also among my close friends!). It certainly cannot be used in a court of law, cannot constitute a valid proof and shouldn’t be treated with grave seriousness but why not to check it, simply straight out of curiosity?
In order to quickly verify paternity using the pieces of information provided above, check out the helpful online tool – detective-tips.co.uk/paternity-calculator, which is free of charge and super easy to use. It uses algorithms to compare features of both parents, helps to cope with your fears and give answers to the one question that may change everything – who’s the daddy?