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What Do You Mean He’s Not My Child?

Monday, August 15, 2005
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According to this article, as many as one in twenty-five dads could be raising a child that is not theirs.

Here’s a snippet:

New genetic techniques have opened a “Pandora’s box” of hidden aspects of sexual behaviour, a team from Liverpool John Moores University said.They said that the implications of so-called paternal discrepancy are huge, and more research is needed to determine how widespread the problem is.

The researchers, led by Professor Mark Bellis, examined a wide range of international studies looking at estimates of paternal discrepancy between 1950 and 2004.

They found that rates of cases where a father was not the biological father of his child ranged from 1% in some studies to as much as 30%.

I know it happens, but I can’t imagine the devastation of finding out that the child, whom you have loved since their birth, is not yours, and vice versa.

This is probably why I’m not so keen on secret baby plots. Shudder.

Sheer Heartbreak…

Monday, August 15, 2005
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Tragic beyond words Posted by Picasa

My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones in the plane crash in Greece yesterday.