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The nationality of the parents and the birthplace of the child are irrelevant. The law which will be used to determine the rights and obligations of the parents is the law of the country where the child is habitually resident at the relevant time. So if the child is in a US state, the family law of that state will govern.
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I am not a French lawyer but the principles of jurisdiction suggest that that position is wrong. A French court would not have jurisdiction over a child living in the US even if the child was born in France. That is a nonsense situation.
You will have to check the legal system where the child will be resident. Most legal systems give the father parental rights where the parents are married either before or after the birth or where the father is named on the birth certificate or where there is a parental rights agreement. An order of the court can also confer parental rights.
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