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Dads name on Birth Cert's 10 years 7 months ago #758

So has anyone read the Daily Mirror and Telegraph today?...... the head line is Now IVF mums can name anyone as Father on the birth cert even a women.

The basics are that that single women having IVF will be able to name anyone they like as their baby's father on the birth certificate. New regulations mean that a mother could nominate another woman to be her child's 'father'.
The 'father' does not need to be genetically related to the baby, nor be in any sort of romantic relationship with the mother.

Critics have sounded a warning about the ability of single women who have successful IVF treatment to nominate a person as the 'father'
Critics said a woman could list her best friend on the birth certificate. The word 'father' may even be replaced with the phrase 'second parent'.
The second parent, who will have to consent to being named, will take on the legal and moral responsibilities of parenthood.
This raises the spectre of a legal minefield in which female 'fathers' will fight for visitation rights and be chased for child support payments if their fragile relationship with the mother breaks down.
The changes, due to come in on April 6, will apply to many of the 2,000 women a year who have IVF using sperm from anonymous donors.


Ok so what do you think - do we care? are we angry? Is this STUPID !!

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Re: Dads name on Birth Cert's 10 years 7 months ago #759

thought I would add the images and link to the article....

Here's a link to the Telegraph's article. and one to the Mail's.


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Re: Dads name on Birth Cert's 10 years 7 months ago #760

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Guess this article is in the same vein:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... child.html

About a divorced woman getting together with a gay guy to have a baby together. They have a daughter & seem to be very happy together - even talking about moving in with each other. What intrigued me, was where he said that if they have a son (they are planning to have another child) he would consider becoming celibate because 'Children have enough to cope with without having to deal with their parents’ sexuality'.

What is a Dad? What consitiutes a family? It is all up for grabs...

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