Man shares sad story of how he found out 15-year-old daughter belonged to his wife’s ex-boyfriend
A man has shared a sad experience of living under the belief that he fathered a daughter with his wife for 15 years, only to later discover that the child was not his.
The man, named Edward, spoke about the issue of paternity fraud during a phone-in session on Joy News.
According to him, his wife became pregnant a few months after he returned from the US, and he assumed the child was his as she was his legally married wife.
However, 15 years later, he found out that the child was not biologically his when his wife relocated with their daughter to be with her ex-boyfriend, who was the actual father.
The man had won a visa lottery to the US and was in constant communication with Edward’s wife, without his knowledge.
He decided to file for his daughter’s documentation when he got to the US, and the mother came up with a strategy to send the girl to the US to meet her father.
Edward was financially down and had no option but to comply.
However, his wife later called him to reveal the truth about the child’s paternity.
The event has impacted Edward’s life greatly, causing him to lose his confidence and self-worth. His wife has cut off all communication with him after relocating to the US with their daughter.
Edward says he is yet to recover from the incident, three years after finding out the truth.