John is a 43 year old man who works with a major oil company. He has a very beautiful wife Nadine who can be described as a goddess. Their two children Andrew and Sarah attend the best school in the neighborhood. Life generally is perfect for John.
One day John’s boss called him after a team meeting at the office and asks him to represent the office at a Conference abroad. He agreed without question, in-fact, he was honored to have been nominated.
The office booked his flight and he was off to what promises to be an exciting trip abroad. He attended the conference but on his way back the worst thing happened. The Aircraft he was in, faced serious engine problems. The pilot tried to secure an emergency landing but did not succeed and the plane crashed. While some people survived, John didn’t.
Nadine, his wife , heard the news and was devastated. 2 months later, after he was buried, his lawyer showed up at his house to read his will. John’s father, mother, uncle and younger brother were seated with his wife.
Just before the lawyer started, a young woman who no one had previously seen, walked into the sitting room with a little boy that wasn’t older than 3 years. When she was asked who she was, she said, “My name is Mary, I was John’s girlfriend and this is his child”. John has a child with you? John’s father asked in shock. He turned and saw Nadine looking dazed. He tapped her shoulders, and asked her to be calm. He then told the lawyer to go ahead and read the will.
The first paragraph of the will read “If you’re listening to this will, it means I’m dead. I leave my properties and money to Nadine and my children. Every single child of mine would get what is due to them, but first a DNA test should be conducted to confirm that all are my biological children.”
I know you’re probably wondering how the family would go about this seemingly uneasy task, especially since John is no more.
When an alleged father is not available due to distance or death, a known member of his family may be tested and used as a reference for identification. In John’s case, all his biological children can be identified with confidence by using his father as a reference (Grand-Parentage Test). Also, his biological brother can be used as a reference (Sibship Test) or his father’s brother can be used (Avuncular Test) to establish close biological relationship with the child.
No one knows what the result will be and we all can’t wait to find out in our next email if Mary’s baby is truly John’s son.
Till next week, stay energized and please contact us now by phone on 08147411921 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you with your DNA testing needs or questions.