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Determination of issue of paternity by surrogate; limitations
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 7, TITLE 1
§ 111-b. Determination of issue of paternity by surrogate;
limitations. 1. In the course of an adoption proceeding conducted
pursuant to this article the surrogate shall have jurisdiction to
determine any issue of paternity arising in the course of the same
proceeding and to make findings and issue an order thereon.

2. Such determination shall be made substantially in accordance with
the relevant and otherwise consistent provisions of the family court act
except that the surrogate shall have no power to grant any relief
relating to support of the child as an incident thereto.

3. A judge of the family court shall continue to exercise all of the
powers relating to adoption and declaration of paternity conferred upon
the family court by law.