Texas Notice of Intent to Claim Paternity

Recently, a powerful piece was published in The Atlantic that resonated with fathers nationwide. Titled “A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption, the story grabbed my attention right away. The story it told, unfortunately, is one I’ve heard many times over the years. In fact, the young man’s story is exactly why I am so adamant in my goals of protecting fathers’ rights and ensuring they play as big a role as possible in the lives of their children. The story also shines a light on what the author calls “an obscure system” that many fathers have no idea exists. In Texas, the registry is called the Texas Notice to Claim Paternity, or simply, Paternity Registry. Many of my clients have no idea Texas has these types of resources, though they are relieved to learn that not only do they exist, but that they are powerful tools in their efforts to be there for their little ones. The Texas Department of State Health Services explains: The purpose of the paternity


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