Back in the ancient days before DNA testing we had a family friend. On the outside the guy was everything us boys wanted to be. Guy was attractive, married to one of the prettiest moms at the school, had three kids and a job making way over median. Then, one of the girls got sick and had to get blood transfusions. Our guy friend had AB blood, the kid had a blood type that there was ZERO chance he was the father. Guy was never the same after that. Of the three kids, two were not his, both kids had different fathers (she cheated on him at least twice with two different guys). Divorce proceedings went forward and he was forced by the courts to pay child support to all three kids, and due to the, contested, nature of the breakup he was denied the right to keep his biological daughter. She beat the crap out of him once, he reciprocated. There was other breakdowns as the family fell apart; it was ugly. The three girls were treated like pawns on a chessboard.
The day that the court stuff was over and the divorce final, the financial cost of all this hit him; he killed himself. He did it in a messy way, in the house she was going to keep, knowing that the house would be harder to sell and that the family would be forced to move because who wants to live with that sight hanging over their heads. The kids were middle school aged so 12-13 or so by this time; the two oldest kids found him when they got off school and spent the afternoon at my mom's house while the EMS etc did their thing.
France bans DNA and blood type testing Schools are longer teaching blood type matching And I totally get it. I do think that for Welfare, child support, and other financial programs, the kid and parents need DNA testing. Don't want to do DNA testing? Don't apply for government benefits. The whole family court system is a nightmare that grinds families apart and no longer seems to care about the kids who did not ask to be born into a chaotic family, and testing like this is only going to keep fueling that monster.
As DNA and Ancestry.com etc get more and more prevalent, stuff like this will keep popping up.