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Cheating on your spouse and the effect on the resulting children

Infidelity and the impact on child identity rights

Infidelity is coming out of the closet... so it seems.

We have notices many more articles and TV shows discussing the subject of infidelity.

One documentary from a credible source stated that the only species in this world that is monogamous is a certain kind of flat worm.

In Canada, we have recently seen TV commercials for a web site of a company that provides a service to meet other men and women that are in married or committed lifelong relationships who are seeking to have an affair.


With regards to paternity fraud that results from such infidelity

A British survey conducted between 1988 and 1996 by Robin Baker, a former professor at the University of Manchester, confirmed the 10-per-cent figure. That seems high to skeptics such as Dalhousie University geneticist Paul Neumann, although even he admitted that "my colleague, who's a woman, tells me women have no trouble believing it. . . . It's the men who can't."


Bernard Dickens, a specialist in health law and policy at the University of Toronto, said that in another British example, the non-paternity rate was three times that.

"In the early 1970s, a schoolteacher in southern England assigned a class science project in which his students were to find out the blood types of their parents. The students were then to use this information to deduce their own blood types (because a gene from each parent determines your blood type, in most instances only a certain number of combinations are possible). Instead, 30 per cent of the students discovered their dads were not their biologically fathers. "



The Toronto Star

Female newlyweds flock to join cheaters club

Married women - especially new brides - are not just fantasizing about affairs, they're going out and having them.

Ashley Madison has seen female newlywed membership in the GTA jump from 3,184 to 12,442 in the past year - an almost 300 per cent increase.

Ashley Madison has seen female newlywed membership in the GTA jump from 3,184 to 12,442 in the past year - an almost 300 per cent increase.

CanadianCRC editor's commentary:

The Canadian Children's Rights Council provides information and statistics on infidelity which can result in babies and paternity fraud. Infidelity is extremely damaging to parents' relationships and therefore also to children.

It is in the best interests of children to be raised in families with committed parents. Obviously a person who is "sexually frustrated" right after he or she marries should examine why he or she got married at all to that particular person or anyone,

A credible poll of 5,000 women found that about half would lie to their husband about the identity of their child should they become pregnant as a result of sex with a man other than their husband. See paternity fraud statistics and poll.

The Toronto Star, by Nicole Baute, Living Reporter, Published on Wed Apr 07 2010

Susan first dipped her toe into the murky cyberpool of infidelity two years ago, when she was bored at home on a day off from her part-time fitness job. Her husband, a business executive seven years her senior, was working, as usual.

Sexually frustrated and a little lonely, the 25-year-old started Googling "sex club" and "swingers club" before stumbling upon AshleyMadison.com, advertised as a "discreet dating service" for people in relationships. Like most Torontonians, Susan, who did not want her real name used, heard about it before. Read More ..


BBC News

Infidelity 'is natural'

BBC, U.K., September 25, 1998

Females 'stray to gather the best possible genes for their offspring'

Infidelity may be natural according to studies that show nine out of 10 mammals and birds that mate for life are unfaithful.

Experts found animals that fool around are only following the urges of biology.

New studies using genetic testing techniques show that even the most apparently devoted of partners often go in search of the sexual company of strangers.

Females stray to gather the best possible genes for their offspring, while males are driven to father as many and as often as possible.

"True monogamy actually is rare," said Stephen T Emlen, an expert on evolutionary behaviour at Cornell University.

According to him, there are two kinds of monogamy - social and genetic.

In the first kind partners bond and work together to raise their young. With "genetic monogamy," parents are faithful sex partners.  Read More ..


South Korean husband successfully sues wife for Paternity Fraud and gets marriage annulled.  Wins $42,380 in compensation

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Australian man wins lawsuit against ex-wife for Paternity Fraud Read More ..


1 out of every 6 children in Canada is a victim of Child Identity Fraud / Paternity Fraud. That's 5 million Canadian's

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Mommy's little secret

The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's 2 national newspapers, The article contains info about children's identity fraud at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.  December 14, 2002.

Includes interview with employees of Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who admit they deny children's identity information to husbands/male partners of mothers who want to hide the real identity of their child because they had an affair. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of The Child specifically supports a child's human right to have a relationship with both his/her biological parents. In addition, this article is proof that The Hospital for Sick Children ("Sick Kids") supports paternity fraud.

Further "Sick Kids" supports a mother's rights only, which they view, supersedes 3 other people's rights, namely, the rights of the biological father, the rights of the mother's male partner/husband and the child's identity rights.

About The Hospital for Sick Children. Affectionately called "Sick Kids", is one of the largest paediatric academic health science centres in the world, with an international reputation for excellence in health care, research, and teaching.

Newspaper Articles about Infidelity Trends

 Fathers want to know if they're the biological parent of their child


The Independent - UK Newspaper

Mother murdered eight-year-old son after he walked in on her having sex with his grandfather

Mother sentenced to 30 years in jail after prosecutors call her an 'egocentric, manipulative liar'

The Independent, UK, October 20th, 2016

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A mother has been found guilty of beating and strangling her eight-year-old son to death, after he walked in on her having sex with his grandfather.

Veronica Panarello was sentenced to 30 years in jail at a court in south-east Sicily after it emerged she had strangled her son Loris Stival with electrical cables, and thrown his body into a ditch near the family home. Read More ..


DW-World, Germany, December 12, 2004

Father's rights groups in Germany are fighting to retain their right to have secret paternity tests without a mother's permission. They say it is the only way to combat "paternity fraud."

In a debate over paternity tests in Germany -- father's rights groups are lobbying to block proposed legislation banning secret tests without the mother's permission -- advocates are employing increasingly alarmist arguments. One group, the Network for Paternity Tests, claims on its Web site that making the tests illegal would lead to an increase in incest between half brothers and sisters who don't know they're related.  Read More ..


Men wage battle on 'paternity fraud'

USA TODAY, by Martin Kasindorf, December 12, 2002

An acid sense of betrayal has been gnawing at Damon Adams since a DNA test showed that he is not the father of a 10-year-old girl born during his former marriage.

"Something changes in your heart," says Adams, 51, a dentist in Traverse City, Mich. "When she walks through the door, you're seeing the product of an affair."

But Michigan courts have spurned the DNA results Adams offered in his motions to stop paying $23,000 a year in child support. Now, Adams is lobbying the state Legislature for relief and joining other men in a national movement against what they call "paternity fraud."

In almost a dozen states, men have won the right to use conclusive genetic tests to end their financial obligations to children they didn't father. But women's groups and many public officials responsible for enforcing child support are battling the movement, which they say imperils children.  Read More ..


DNA testing upsets parentage laws

The Grand Rapids Press, MI, U,S.A., By Doug Guthrie, February 29, 2004


Infidelity--It may be in our genes. Our Cheating Hearts

Devotion and betrayal, marriage and divorce: how evolution shaped human love

Time Magazine, U.S.A., 1995, By Robert Wright, August 15, 1994.

Children's Identity Rights Links

There are over 25 links on this website. Click here

Former Army Paratrooper Faces Paternity Fraud

 ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A., Nov. 12, 2003, U.S. Newswire

States Consider Laws Against Paternity Fraud

Child Advocates Worry About Effects

By Robert E. Pierre, Staff Writer, Washington Post, U.S.A.,  October 14, 2002, Page A03


Paternity Fraud Legislation Sweeps the Nation

Group Plans Town Hall Meeting in NJ Showing Plight of Victimized Families MND Newswire, New Jersey, U.S.A., April 30, 2003

Heir pushes for DNA use in his paternity suit

A scion of the Johnson & Johnson fortune wants a new law so he can limit a daughter's inheritance.

 The Philadelphia Inquirer, U.S.A.,Trenton Bureau, Dec. 28, 2003


Preserving Paternity Fraud

The Orange County Register, by Dianna Thompson and Glenn Sacks, California, U.S.A., October 3, 2002


Sign of the times: Firm offers paternity testing on billboard

National Post, Susan Heinrich, March 30, 2002


Men wage battle on 'paternity fraud'

USA TODAY, by Martin Kasindorf, December 12, 2002