Paternity Testing Regulation: Help or Hindrance

Paternity Testing Regulation: Help or Hindrance? The French legislation has passed a law which prohibits testing for paternity without the involvement of the court system. Article 16-11 of the civil code states that in order for an individual to legally conduct a paternity test, he or she must first have a court-appointed lawyer assigned to his or her unique case. The court then has control to decide the consequences of the paternity test results. This article will explore how one man’s red tape is another man’s due process. Introduction he internet has opened up opportunities for many DNA laboratories to distribute free paternity test kits in hopes of a sale from returned samples. In Europe, France is the only country …

Paternity Leave: Why Aren’t Men Taking It?

In 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) granted American men and women up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from their jobs for the birth or adoption of a child. This period of time off is generally known as family leave or parental leave. For women, it is commonly called maternity leave; for men, it may be referred to as paternity leave. To be eligible for parental leave under the FMLA, a person has to work for a federal, state, or local public agency or an organization that has 50 or more employees working within a 75-mile radius. He or she must have worked for the organization for at least 12 months and for at least …

Birthing Pains Of Child Adoption

So you’ve met the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with. You get married, ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after. Right? Well perhaps “happily every after” is subjective and means something different to different people. But whatever happens after you ride off into the sunset and disappear into the horizon, your married life will eventually have to make room for the little pitter patter of tiny feet. Right? The next day Well there are quite a few married couples who realize that for one reason or another, they cannot bear children together. Some married couples try for years to get pregnant, try all the fertility treatments (mainstream and alternative) and still …

Finding the Right Adoption Agency

Adoption services and agencies are one of the most remarkable services in the world, because of the emotions involved. These are places where families who have been longing for years to have a child of their own are matched with children who have been orphaned by circumstances and in need of what they can call a family of their own. Adoption services have brought so much relief and happiness to an untold number of people worldwide. Adopting a child is always a joyful thing to both the adoptive parents and the adopted child but it’s not all roses. The adoption process can also be a frustrating and confusing experience; therefore, it is always very important to make the right choice …

Adoption Options

Adopting a child allows you to open your heart and home to another human person. Few things are more glorious. Couples choose to adopt for many reasons, but the end result is the same: they want a child to love. If you are interested in adoption, you should understand all aspects before making this important decision. A multitude of resources are available. Your local library is an excellent tool for researching adoption. In addition, the Internet is a fabulous tool not only for providing information about adoption, but also to meet other individuals who have adopted or are hoping to adopt. Many opportunities exist in your community to meet with other adoptive parents. This process is an emotional one, and …

Adoption – The Ultimate in Red Tape

An associate of mine finds it very interesting that any couple in this world, no matter how rich or poor, no matter what they do for a living, no matter if they have a criminal record or not, no matter what kind of persons they are, can have as many kids as they like and nobody can say one word about it. But when a middle class, hard working, law abiding couple wants to adopt a child they have to jump through more hoops than a clown at a three ring circus. He wonders why. In this article we’ll try to explain some of the problems and red tape associated with a couple trying to adopt a child. For starters, …