The Maternity Test Maze Could Leave You
Figuring out who's the mother ...
The maternity test is used to determine which woman is the child's biological mother. Now stop laughing, you
think that you can always tell which woman is the child's mother. After all she was in the hospital, right? And
therein lies the problem because so many people assume that the woman with physical custody of the child is the
child's natural mother. Maybe or Maybe not?
Of course the test is unnecessary in cases of adoption, surrogacy, in vitro fertilization and other scenarios
where it is know that the woman is not the child's natural mother.
Some other uses for maternity testing would be in cases of adoption, termination of parental rights and
immigration cases. It adoption, the receiving parents may be wise to be sure that the person providing the child
for the adoption is legally able to do so. You would want to be sure that the family medical history received with
the child is based on the biological mother and the biological father, when ever possible.
Generally, the biological parents rights are terminated in adoption cases where both parents are living. If the
adoption placement is voluntary for a newborn child, a maternity test could prove the identity of the child's
mother. There are two types of maternity tests. There is a home maternity test and there is a legal maternity
In many states, the adoption of the child is considered a legal matter. In such cases the legal maternity test
can be used for evidence of the biological mother. On the surface it might not seem fair that the child's mother
can place the child for adoption without knowledge or consent of the biological father. But that is another matter
for another article.
The home maternity test should be viewed as an informational test only that cannot be used for any legal
purposes. There was a story in the news, years ago where a woman found her six-year-old child at a birthday party.
The amazing thing about the discovery of the child is that the mother thought her child had perished in a fire that
destroyed the family home, five years earlier. But then she noticed a birth mark on the child at the party that was
identical to her baby daughter's.
Something in her heart and her mind said this is my baby. And the excited mother would not rest until she
contacted police with a hair sample from the child at the party and the results said "you are the mother".
That led to many other questions. If this is her six-year-old long lost daughter, how?
The police investigated and determined that the mother's relative had burned down her house and kidnapped her
baby girl. Then the kidnapper paraded her cousin's daughter around her as her own. She almost got away with it and
had fooled neighbors and family members alike.
Wow, another mysterious case resolved by DNA testing, specifically by a home maternity test that was followed up
with a legal maternity test. The DNA testing confirmed that the relative was not the child's mother.
Yes, maternity testing can be used for adoption cases, child abduction, kidnapping, immigration cases and even
babies swapped at the hospital. You can get more information about maternity tests at www.911DNAtest.com