Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:06 AM
You don't bother to say whether there has been movement on the biological father coming into the picture.
You don't say why he'd want to get a DNA test done if he considers this child his son, regardless of what the mother said. If the mother went to a family court to petition it to order him to cooperate in a DNA test, that's another matter.
Cannot imagine why he wouldn't be talking with a family law attorney if he's interested in continuing the relationship (assuming the mother is now interested in his cutting ties, regardless of what that will do to the kid). He's free to talk with several local family law attorneys about whether there's a chance of breaking new legal ground in terms of law in FL (I'll assume other responder knows from whence he-she speaks as to FL law regardless of jurisdiction if the mother objects and that there's no overriding "best interest of the child" angle to pursue here). He's also free to pester his state legislative representatives about introducing a bill to change the law.
I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.