Delaware offering discounted paternity tests

February 18, 2008 8:12:43 AM PST
Delaware's Division of Child Support Enforcement is making it more affordable for parents to seek tests that could resolve paternity cases.

Director Charles Hayward says parents using the state's discounted testing program could save more than $300.

Aside from helping to resolve child support cases, Hayward says knowing the paternity of a child is valuable for other reasons, including family medical history, and in claiming inheritance or Social Security benefits.

Resolving a higher number of paternity claims would also make the state eligible for a greater share of available federal funds. About half the state agency's funds come from the federal Administration for Children and Families' Office of Child Support Enforcement.

Information from: Delaware State News,