Review of the Ohio case State ex rel. Doe v. Capper, wherein the issues pertained to adoption, posterior paternity claim and genetic testing.
The Court of Common Pleas lacked subject matter jurisdiction to order the child to undergo genetic testing, in the alleged father’s action to establish paternity, where adoptive parents’ adoption of the child was finalized before the parentage action was filed.
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