Woman Refuses to Tell Baby Daddy that He's a Father

Gillian Sisley

Does a father have a right to know if he has a child?

While pregnancies are generally planned, that isn't always how things turn out. In some cases, pregnancies are accidental.

And when this case pops up, the parents who are involved need to make a lot of decisions. From whether or not they choose to keep the pregnancy, to how involved each party may be, these are all difficult choices they have to make.

These realities were highlighted in a recent online post in which a mom becomes furious with her best friend, who revealed to her male friend that he was the father of the mom's son, against the mother's will.

Does a father have a right to know if he has a child?

A Reddit post published on June 22nd, reported on by Ashley Gale from Newsweek, has gone viral with 12,700 upvotes and 1,500 comments.

The author begins her post by explaining that she became pregnant with her ex's child. The ex made it clear that he didn't want to be a father because he was too selfish to have a child. The author however wanted to keep the baby. She decided to have the child anyway, and didn't tell her ex or his family about it.

The author clarifies that only her family and her best friend knew she had the child, and she planned to keep it that way. She adds that she only recently told Nancy because she thought she'd be able to trust her.

Despite Nancy agreeing not say anything, she not only ended up telling the ex about the baby, but also his entire family, telling them that the author was 'hiding his baby from him'.

It is a nightmare to go to court over child custody.

Her ex's family then hired a lawyer, and are threatening to ‘take her son away from her’. The author explains that her ex's family is very wealthy and influential, and she cannot afford to fight them in court.

The author ultimately became angry with her friend Nancy, and accused her of 'ruining her life'. The author states that some of their mutual friends are siding with Nancy, and told the author that she was being ‘too harsh’ because Nancy thought that she was ‘doing the right thing’ by telling the ex and his family about her son.

What do you think? Did the ex have a right to know that he had a child, even though he made it clear that he didn't want one when the author originally got pregnant? Or is the friend just cruel in telling the family and ex about the child, and has not only ruined the author's life but also the life of her son?

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