(WICHITA, Kan.) — At the downtown SRS building Sarah Delgado's work goes beyond her old desk job.
Gloves, swabs and pictures are now integrated into the SRS paternity establishment unit.
SRS slowly began certifying employees to perform paternity tests two years ago. It sped up confirmation of a child's father so quickly that in the last six months nearly two dozen of its staff are now trained.
Supervisor Wendy Boatright says, "When you make that legal link between the father and the child then you can get a child support order where the father will be supporting that child."
She adds if both parents are taking care of the child then they become less dependent on resources offered by the state.