I spent the $1500 because I don't want to be present in a birth that's not my child, but I do want to be present for the birth of my own child. I have 5 more days for the test results, and I truly appreciate the suggestions given here. Clearly I need to retain a lawyer to arrange visitation depending the outcome.
I do want to apologize for coming across as snarky (because I feel I did).
I am curious about the DNA test. I did check out the DDC website, and am curious about how your portion of the test occurred - - was the swab done on-site, or was it a test kit that you sent in/delivered to them? It matters, for chain of custody reasons, and may determine (in part) whether the court accepts the results.
In your shoes, I would definitely consult with/retain a lawyer to handle parenting time and support issues. You want everything spelled out clearly (I won't say concisely, as this is one of those areas where more details are preferable, IMO). Make sure both physical and legal custody are spelled out (i.e. where/when/with whom kiddo lives and time spent with the other parent (physical) and who makes what important decisions (legal)). Don't fall into the trap of "well, we can figure it out when the time comes"... That's a recipe for disaster.
Take the time to read up on CA family law, custody agreements, and child support guidelines. I'm also going to DM you a link that you may or may not find useful.