Child care and father rights. in Child Custody & Support Posted September 11 · Report reply 10 hours ago, Petee pete said: No ther was no paternity ever established. 11 hours ago, Petee pete said: I signed there birth certificates when they were born. Parents don't typically sign birth certificates. However, when a child is born to an unmarried woman, it is typically impossible for a man to be identified on the birth certificate as the father unless both the father and mother have signed an acknowledgment of paternity. Did you do that for either or both of the kids? If so, then your paternity is established. However, in the absence of a court order regarding custody and visitation, you have no enforceable parental rights. 11 hours ago, Petee pete said: we had a meeting with the child support I have no idea what you mean by "the child support." Child support is money paid by one parent to the other. You cannot meet with "child support."