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OK, the declaration of parentage will give the father PR, but that doesn't mean that he has an IMMEDIATE right to anything - as contact would still have to be in the best interests of the child and this would normally have to start slowly and progress to more time over a period of 3-6 months. So though a judge won't put it on hold, contact would have to be gradually increased in line with his ability and the child's needs. Does this help reassure you?
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