|The Persistence of Roots|
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
|Oregon Health Authority|
The baby may look like his dad, have his dad's eyes and hair, but unless his parents have done their paperwork, his real dad may never be his legal father. As the chart above attests, Oregon laws, like those of other states, create a labyrinth which unmarried men seeking to establish themselves as fathers must navigate at their peril.
When my daughter Rebecca was born in California in 1966, the Vital Statistics Registrar took