Paternity testing questions often come from grandparents instead of the possible father or the biological mother. Sometimes the possible father is not around for various reasons, and grandparents are left to question whether a child is a biological part of their family. Paternity testing is done with an alleged father and a child. So what happens if the parents of this possible father are left with unanswered questions of paternity?
When paternity testing is not an option
IDENTIGENE offers DNA testing for relationships other than those only paternity tests can answer. Family reconstruction testing is offered for parents of the alleged father (or in some cases the biological mother) to test the child for unanswered biological-relationship questions. If the alleged father is not available for paternity testing, the next best option is to test his biological parents (alleged grandma and alleged grandpa) with the child.
If the child is a minor, then consent of their legal guardian is required.
It’s also advised to test the child’s mother in any of our DNA testing processes. If only one of the grandparents is available for DNA testing, a single grandparent DNA test is an option, however, it then becomes more important for the mother of the child to test as well. Read more on why it’s important to test the biological mother of the child in DNA tests on our website.
It is important to stress that it is always preferable and more cost-effective to obtain DNA samples from the alleged father.
Paternity testing as well as other relationship DNA testing can help bring families together. If you are a grandparent with questions about a child and a paternity test is not an option, review our other relationship DNA testing family reconstruction tests as an alternative. Call 1-888-404-4363 or chat live Monday-Friday 9 AM – 6PM Eastern time and discover why IDENTIGENE is America’s # 1 DNA test kit for grandparents with paternity questions.
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