Thank you for reaching out to the Wefugees community.
With the student visa you can only work 120 days full-time or 240 days half-time. So, that is may be the reason why your boss didn't accept your visa.
For the resident permit as a father of a german child you need "Sorgerechtserklärung" and "Vaterschaftsanerkennung" Do you pay child support?
If your papers are ok, there should not be a problem with your resident permit. I wish you the best.
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