Every day we feature the beloved "Strawberry Letter
" franchise that is so popular on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show
," heard nationwide. Send in your letters and Shirley Strawberry will dish out the necessary advice. Today's topic: My son's father
Good Morning Steve,Shirley and staff, Let me just let you know I love your morning show! I'm happy to hear it every morning when I wake up. here is my issue: I am a 25-year-old proud mom of a healthy five-month-old son. I got pregnant out of wedlock and not in a relationship. However I knew that was not his fault so I did what I had to do to bring my son into this world. I believed his father was the person I was seeing at the time. but once I gave birth and weeks passed, he started resembling someone I was seeing prior to that. The issue is that his "look alike" now has 5 kids (not including my son) with his youngest being born a week to the day after my son. Now I know you probably think that I should have known better, but I didn't find out about the two younger ones until I was in my 8th month of pregnancy. I recently spoke with him and told him I want him to do a paternity test and he agreed. I want to know from your point of view, what should I expect for my son. I just want my son to know his family if it does indeed come out that his "look a like" is his father. I am afraid that he might not acknowledge him as much as he does his others because it would cause friction in his relationship with his youngest child's mother. Please give me your advice. It is greatly needed and appreciated! I love you guys! Great job!
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