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How can a same sex female couple have equal parental rights if the donor wants no involvement?
Same sex female couple.. not married or in a civil partnership .. Having a baby through a private donor no clinics where involved.. donor wants no involvement.. how do we go about having my name on our daughters birth certificate and having parental right.. have been quoted £400 for a co parent agreement letter but this is not what we want.. ideal outcome is we are both able to sign birth certificate and have equal parental rights but how do we go about doing that? Thanks in advance for any advice and help

Anonymous

11th April 2022

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NQ never even thought about this! Will hospital not just let you both sign as your both the child's mums? That's awful I would've hoped you could both sign as a hetero couple would 😔 as your the parents just the same x

Alice Wilson

11th April 2022

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NQ My understanding (only from things I've read) the mum who doesn't carry the child would need to legally adopt so that then both are legal guardians with equal parental rights. I'm not sure if you have to wait until after the birth to start the process xx

Ken Hall

11th April 2022

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NQ, however same sex married couple with children. From our extensive research, in your situation, you would need to wait until until the child is born and either apply to the courts for PR with the birth mothers permission or adopt the child. The only way to have automatic PR for non birth mother would be if child conceived via clinic or if couple are in marriage or civil partnership before conception xx

Elizabeth Caldwell

11th April 2022

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NQ but same sex married couple. We found that unless you are married at time of conception you can't both be on the birther certificate and the partner not carrying would need to go through the adoption process.

Eddie Abbott

11th April 2022

Barrister - not in this area of law. Having a baby in a same-sex partnership where there's no marriage and no clinic involved leaves the non-biological parent vulnerable, legally.

Michael Raby

11th April 2022

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NQ Hey, me and my wife have been through this and we found that I would of had to adopt out son had we not been married so we got married it was quite a rush we got married on the Friday and had our first donation on the Saturday ❤️ good luck xxxx

Jake Buff

11th April 2022

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