If you’re a father, you know how fulfilling it is to have a child. However, you might have a doubt in the back of your mind—is this child biologically yours? If you have any reason to suspect they are not, here’s a few ways to tell before taking a paternity test.
Does your child look like another man? You can start figuring out the possibility of this by calculating the date of conception. This will be nine months before the child is born. You can figure out a more exact date by using a conception calendar, which are available online. These methods are not precise but should give you a window of time in which the child was conceived. If you weren’t participating in the necessary acts for conception at that time, this should be a red flag.
There are five inherited traits that humans carry that you can see in the child. If the child has these characteristics and you or the mother do not, there’s a chance another man is the biological father.
- Tongue rolling—the ability to roll your tongue into a tube
- Cleft chin—a dimple in the center of the chin. This can develop over time.
- Blood type—the blood type O is recessive. Typing blood can be done with an at-home test.
- Blonde hair
- Attached earlobes—the bottom of the earlobe can be firmly attached to the head as opposed to dangling slightly.
Many men swear that they instinctively know if their child is biologically theirs. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to back this up—do you feel like your child is related to you? If your gut instinct says no, you may want to look into a DNA test to be sure.
If you need a DNA paternity test, contact Endeavour DNA today. We provide accurate results, and we’ll put your mind at ease. Reach out today to learn more.