Pitt County offering free DNA testing in support of Child Support Awareness month
PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -One Eastern Carolina county is offering free DNA testing Thursday in support of Child Support Awareness Month.
County officials say in order to get a test, paternity must be an issue parents also need a government-issued identification and a birth certificate for each child.
Additionally, participants must seek child support services. Applications will be accepted the same day, but a $10 to $25 fee may apply.
“A critical step in a child’s life is determining the child’s father. Establishing the legal responsibility of a father for his child ensures certain rights for the child, such as a greater sense of identity and possible knowledge of the father’s family medical history and to Social Security, insurance, and military benefits.”
Testing will go from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pitt County Humane Services Center.
County officials say the testing is confidential.
For more information call Pitt County Child Support Services at (252) 902-1300.
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