Children born in Minnesota deserve to know who both their parents are, even if they are only being raised by one parent. While establishing parentage when a couple is married is easy, as it is assumed the husband is the child's father, for unmarried couples, parentage must be established to name a man as the child's legal father.
Sometimes, unmarried parents are in agreement as to who is the child's biological father, and will sign and file a Recognition of Parentage to establish the man as the child's legal father. However, sometimes, there are uncertainties as to the identity of the child's biological father. One or both parties may want proof that the man is the child's biological father, which can be done via genetic testing.