Should biological fathers have rights to their children just because they are biological fathers?
Should biological fathers have rights to their children just because they are biological fathers? Even if they have chosen to ignore their child for a majority of the child's life?
rough question if the child was ignored for over half the child's life before trying to enter it I feel like the answer would be no. Many fathers that are not ready to be fathers leave and do not realize the mistakes they made till they are older and wiser and then want to make up for there mistakes.
No, just because the blood running through the veins of the child is partly the fathers- doesn't mean a darn thing. Genetics and D.N.A only make you a parent in the eyes of the law-it doesn't make you someone the child needs to be around. If you slack off and show no interest in the child, you might as well be called a sperm donor. The term 'biological' means nothing to me, especially since so many children these days grow up without a 'biological' father because the father had run off on the mother before the birth of the child, ended up in jail, etc. Genetics and D.N.A don't determine your rights (except legally) to be a parent-or how good of a parent you will be. It is the time, love/adoration, and commitment the parent makes to the child that truly make them a parent-blood related or not. Basically, the term 'biological' to me, is simply a joke. Any man can be a father-but it takes a REAL man to be a dad!
If they have chosen to ignore their child for a majority of their life, then no, I don't feel they have any claim to the child. Just because they share DNA doesn't make up for the fact that he ignored his child for all that time.
Biological parents should be held responsible for the offspring they produce, but if they do not uphold those responsibilities, they should not have rights.
I suppose it depends on what "rights" means as well as if the child wants a relationship with his or her father. Clearly a child over the age of 12 can decide if they want to pursue the opportunity. As long as the mother hasn't posioned the child against their father he or she can make up their own mind in a fair way.
You have to also take into account what is motivating the sudden interest. Did he find religion? Is he dying? Has his life turned around in some significant way.? Has he matured?...etc People do evolve or grow overtime and it's not fair to lock them into a box forever based upon something they did or said several years ago. They should be allowed to make amends.
Sometimes it's the ex who is still upset with the father or he makes things uncomfortable whenever he is around her and her new husband/significant other.
Needless to say every child is entitled to get to know their father especially if he's making an effort to see them unless he is dangerous. It takes both the egg and the sperm to make a "specific child". Another man could not have produced that "same child". Whether a woman hates her ex or not the child she loves is here in part because of his genetic seed. Without him or their past together (this child) would not be here.
One man's opinion! :-)
Its the child's tragedy ... to have a sperm- poster ... for his or her father.
Religion ... Philosophy, Laws, Ethics, Morality etc. are all about being fathers and mothers ... being sons, and daughters ... being brothers and sisters ... being Human ... Being Civilized Humans ... Civilized, means Civilized Inter-human Relations.
MiAmore15 is right. There is a difference between being a Dad and simply being a sperm donor. You have wonder what the motivation behind a father suddenly wanting to be in his child's life after so long would be? Guilt? Regret? What he doesn't understand is that by ignoring his child for that long, how in the world can he expect to have any kind of relationship with him or her? How fair is that to the child?
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