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Does anyone live in Virginia that knows about father's rights?

My husband has been trying for almost 2 years to get a DNA test on a little girl that the mom swears is his baby, but has refused to give him a DNA test. Now she has no rights to the baby because she abused her. Now she's living with the grandmother and the grandmother agreed to the DNA test. Ok..finally some results! After the DNA test is done, if she is his. We would like for her to live with us. We live in Texas and she's in Virginia. My husband has never personally laid eyes on the little girl. Only seen her in photos. We tried to get her mom and both of her kids to stay with us while they were in a homeless shelter in WI. She wouldn't come so she abused the little girl and now not allowed to even speak to her. Anyone with insight on how father's rights go in Virginia? Especially with him being the only one that would have any rights?


Asked by love_my_boys at 8:01 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • as far as i know as long as the dna test shows that she is his and that the mother lost rights to her, he is next in line being the father and should have no trouble getting her, but the grandparents can always fight for visitation or part custedy. but if they agreed to the test then maybe they know that she is better off with him and will settle out of court just to see her now and then.

    Answer by setliff at 8:07 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • If she didn't want the test done then you know the child might not be his.. but good luck on whatever way you want it to go...

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • i would call the courthouse in her county if i were you and try to find out some information

    Answer by camtri3 at 10:06 AM on Feb. 3, 2009