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Contracts Keyed to Templin
Wright v. Newman
Citation:266 Ga. 519
Defendant listed himself on the child’s birth certificate, giving the child his surname and establishing a parent-child relationship. Defendant is neither the natural nor the formally adoptive father of the child. Evidence authorizes the finding that Defendant promised both Plaintiff and her son that he would assume all of the obligations and responsibilities of fatherhood, including that of providing support. At the time Defendant made his commitment, Defendant knew that he was not the natural father of the child. Defendant undertook this commitment knowingly and willingly and continued to do so for some 10 years, holding himself out to others as the father of the child and allowing the child to consider him to be the natural father.
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