Putative father, who lived in France where he and mother had sexual intercourse, did not “conceive or father” child in Virginia so that he was subject to statutory provision governing long arm control over child support matters, although he visited mother and child in Virginia, had his picture taken with child, and acknowledged paternity in Virginia by referring to child as his daughter; words “conceived” and “fathered” referred to the act of procreation, rather than to making oneself the father by acknowledgment, and statute did not confer jurisdiction over claims that did not arise from a defendant’s acts in the state.
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