I am confused on what to do after getting back DNA results ordered by
U.S. Embassy after doing a CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad). DNA
tests came a few days ago and said I am excluded from being the real
father. The waited until 6 months after the child's birth to marry the
mother. At this point I did not know child was not mine. I wanted to
just make claim of the child as being mine. So I thought she was but
After 6 months I filed to get the child's name put in my name on the
birth certificate because I was not present at the child's birth.
Again, at this point I believed the child was mine so to have a family
I married the mother and made the child's name my own. Now everything
seemed legitimate and in order but it wasn't. Two and one half years
later I just found out the baby is not mine but now the child has my
last name as the father on her birth certificate.
I have lived with the mother for over 2 years and have reared the
child since birth 1 1/2 years ago when she was born. Bottom line.., I
was deceived by the mother making me believe to be the father. I
married her and put the child's last name into mine. Now DNA tests
reveals I am excluded from being the paternal father. What do I do to
now claim the child as a dependent with the V.A., get the child
citizenship and an SSN if at all I can or possible? Can someone please
Can someone please help me understand what are my options with The
U.S. Embassy and V.A. so I can claim this child as a possible U.S.
Citizen or not and what would be the dependency status of the child if
adoption is necessary or not?
Maybe adoption is not necessary since the child now has my name on
the birth certificate and what about claiming the child as a
stepchild, is it necessary or not? I am so confused.
I live in the philippines. I will see an attorney when necessary but
I need the U.S. Embassy and V.A.'s point of view on restrictions,
guidelines and regulations dealing in this type or matter.
Anyone's experience or knowledge into a similar situation like mine
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Sirs or Ladies.