By Nicole Thibault on
5/27/2011 4:23 PM
Both legally and biologically, the word paternity means the identity of the father of a child. When a woman gives birth to a child, she is considered to be the legal mother of that child. Every child also has a biological father. But if you were never married to the mother of your child, Texas does not give you any rights or responsibilities as the child's father unless legal paternity is established.