Parenting & Family

Legal conundrum

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  • Jun 30th, 2015 10:53 pm
Jun 17, 2015
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Toronto, ON

Legal conundrum

[QUOTE]Biological clocks ticking, some women are approaching British Columbia’s family lawyers with a dilemma: They want to have a baby, but their male partners do not.

Can they conceive a child using the sperm of an anonymous donor and raise that child as a single parent — even while living with their husbands or boyfriends? Can their male partners essentially opt out of being a dad?

If they’re single, can they use sperm from a friend without having that friend be declared a parent?

These are some of the intriguing — and complicated — scenarios being discussed by family lawyers ‎in this province, as more clients stray from the nuclear-family model.[/QUOTE] ... picks=true