Can I challenge an AOP signed by someone else if I think I’m the child’s true genetic father?
No. But you may ask a court to order that you are the child’s legal father by filing a paternity case if you didn’t sign the AOP (or any accompanying DOP) and:
- it has been less than 4 years since the effective date of the AOP, or
- the AOP is void.
Use this toolkit to ask for a paternity order: I need a paternity order.
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