Thursday, July 10, 2008
Infertile man forced to pay for child he claims isn't his
This story, also from the Telegraph, and also found via Current Awareness, is interesting but doesn't really include sufficient information for me to comment upon in detail. The man claims to have been sterile since 1986 but has been forced by the Child Support Agency to pay more than £8000 child support for a child conceived by his wife in 1992. He apparently obtained a DNA test confirming that he was not the father, but the response of the CSA indicates that it was not carried out by an approved company. If so, common sense would suggest that he be given the opportunity to have the test carried out by an approved company, but then common sense doesn't always apply when dealing with the CSA.