German men claiming to be refugee baby daddy on the rise in Germany

Claiming to be a Refugee’s Baby Daddy is Getting These Men in Trouble

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the traditional world, becoming a ‘baby daddy’ comes as a surprise after a night of passionate romancing, but for some men in Germany, a new spin on the idea involves a payout, no responsibilities and no embarrassing morning after awkwardness. Migrant woman who fled their home country for safety have started to pay men upwards of €5,000 ($5,628) to legally claim fatherhood to their children, ensuring them a permanent home in Germany. It has largely gone unnoticed but the government is about to step in to put an end to the growing problem.

German broadcaster RBB recently unmasked the shocking numbers behind the scheme, which in Berlin alone has amounted to over 700 cases, and the results have prompted authorities to put into place a more rigorous screening process to catch these “partnerships”, and impose stricter penalties by declaring the act a civil offense.

Plans are also underway to investigate already filed cases of claimed paternity that might raise a new red flag and will nullify the claim and the child’s new German citizenship.

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Sources: RBB

Photo: Jametlene Reskp

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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