* Author Topic: LGBT Legal issues inc. Lesbian couples named on birth Certificates  (Read 90116 times)

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Offline NatGamble

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« Reply #60 on: 8/11/08, 22:44 »
Hiya

Going abroad for treatment doesn't make a lot of difference to the parenthood issues (assuming you are both British and living over here).  What it makes a difference to is the donor information rights your child will ultimately have e.g. if you go to a country with donor anonymity.  There are no particular legal steps to be taken, but I would always advise being well informed about these issues so you can make a decision about what's best for your family.

Natalie

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    Offline NatGamble

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    « Reply #61 on: 13/02/09, 10:42 »
    Hi all

    Can't remember when I last updated this thread, but just thought I should let you know that the new HFE Act rules (giving parental status to both lesbian partners) are due to come into force for conceptions after 6 April 2009.  Those TTC at the moment might want to miss a cycle next month and wait to get the benefit of the new rules.  It's not a disaster if you don't, but it will save you having to go through the adoption process.

    Natalie

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    « Reply #62 on: 13/02/09, 10:48 »
    how wonderful and exciting!!!  such great news! 

    (i wish i lived in england )

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    « Reply #63 on: 13/02/09, 11:04 »
    I think thats great for alot of couples who aren't in a CP.....

    WOOOHOOOOOO

    We already looked at all these options prior to getting our CP last year, due to all the additional complications if not!

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    Offline TerriWW

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    « Reply #64 on: 13/02/09, 13:46 »
    Could someone clear something up for me... does a CP automatically give the non biological partner parental rights over the children? or do they still need a parental responsibility order.

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    Terri

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    « Reply #65 on: 13/02/09, 14:29 »
    Me thinks you still need a PR order....not completely sure though!

    this is excellent news, if we are lucky enough to concieve again, it will make my day to see DP's name on the birth certificate, wish it was like that for Edie!

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    « Reply #66 on: 13/02/09, 22:03 »
    Natalie might have answered the q's on this thread

    https://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=177623.0
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    Offline rosypie

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    « Reply #67 on: 13/02/09, 22:52 »
    you still need a PR order Terri - being CP'd just means it's a paper stamping exercise rather than an appearance in court exercise.

    it's going to be so much simpler for you ladies conceiving after 6th April...

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    « Reply #68 on: 23/02/09, 16:13 »
    Thanks for the info guys

    Terri

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    « Reply #69 on: 27/02/09, 20:29 »