London, England–From the Maury Povich Show to real life. From the UK Mirror’s Shock as paternity tests reveal different dads:
“More than one in three women seeking paternity tests discover that the man they thought was the father of their child is not the biological dad.
“Some mums needed tests done on five different men to identify the real father.
“In the past year, the number of women giving the wrong name as parent of their child has gone up to five per cent to 39 per cent, according to paternity testing firm Anglia DNA. Director Dr Thomas Haizel said in such cases, women were asked to name the men they had had sex with in the month leading up to becoming pregnant.
“He added: ‘One client gave up, claiming, ‘It could be any number of people’. The same woman had already tried five different potential fathers with no positive result.'”
On a related note, see my blog post Remember, Family Breakdown Is All Men’s Fault…
Thanks to Kris, a reader, for sending the UK Mirror story.