And in fact, has done it! A resourceful grandma, who has custody of her grandson, recently found his father using an at-home DNA testing kit. With detailed instruction on the specimen collection, the process could not have been easier.
Additionally, the grandmother used social media to track down the man she believed could be the father. After viewing baby pictures of the man in question, she messaged him on Facebook and he was agreeable to the testing, and was very happy to learn he was the father.
Fortunately, paternity testing has become more commonplace these days, and easier than ever to access. A quick Internet search shows between 200,000 and 300,000 paternity tests are performed annually in the United States alone, and at-home tests provide the least expensive and most convenient way to get results if legal documents are not needed.