An Oklahoma man is hoping to change the law after he was ordered to pay child support for a baby that’s not his.
Thomas said he wants to change the Oklahoma law in hopes of helping other men in the same situation.
When Thomas’ high school girlfriend got pregnant, he married her. Five months later she had a little boy and he believed he had a son, but, as happens to a lot of young marriages, theirs fell apart.
The boy was three when Thomas decided to take a paternity test.
“It comes back zero percent. I was in my office and I saw that. I should’ve expected it but I didn’t and it hit me. I’m telling my co-worker how shocked I am that someone could do this to someone,” he said.
A judge ordered Thomas to take another DNA test. He did and got the same result.
At first, the judge ruled Thomas was off the hook financially, but then reversed that decision because Oklahoma law says men must question paternity within two years of the child’s birth.