Reading another post about doubts regarding paternity got me thinking: What if DNA testing was mandatory at birth? How would everyone feel about that?
I've thought about it for sometime that they should begin taking DNA samples when babies are born.. sort of like when they take footprints. The DNA database could be used to find missing kids and solve crimes. But, how many paternity frauds would be exposed???
I know of two situations in my family where paternity is questionable.. my brother looks EXACTLY like my mom's high school sweetheart (a Mexican guy)... and my grandson has fair hair and blue eyes... and my son is 3/4 Mexican, his wife is white. (of course he has the recessive gene for blue eyes because my dad is white & blue eyed... but still, DNA would be conclusive) and of course, my DH's parents have said they suspected SD was not DH's because she looked like her ex BF. But, at this point... my dad would not want to find out my brother is not his, my husband would not want to find out SD is not his.... and my son would be heartbroken to find out it's not really his son. So, I can see the side of not wanting to know...