Birth Certificate, Parental rights, South Korea

South Korea – Court recognizes surrogate mother as legal parent

Source The Korea Herald

A court ruled Friday that a surrogate mother is legally the parent of the child she has given birth to, instead of the genetic parents.

The Seoul Family Court made the appellate decision against a couple who filed the suit against a local district office for refusing to take the couple’s application to register the child’s birth.

The couple hired a surrogate to bear their embryo. She gave birth to the baby in a hospital in the United States, where the staff happened to issue the birth certificate under the surrogate’s name as the mother.

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Birth Certificate, Three Parent

Canada – Quebec judge invites province to recognize reality of multi-parent families

Source Ottawa Citizen

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge is inviting provincial lawmakers to consider the possibility of multi-parent families after a complex legal fight involving a little girl and three adults.

The three-year-old’s biological father asked to have his name put on the child’s birth certificate to replace that of a woman who was considered the toddler’s second mother but who is currently transitioning to a male.

He also asked the judge to change the child’s last name to his own.

In Quebec, the law recognizes only two parents for a child, and only their names are recorded on the birth certificate.

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Birth Certificate, Italy, Law

Children of same-sex couples officially recognized in a first for Italy

Source The Local it

Three gay couples in the northern city of Turin have been able to legally register their children to both parents, in a first for Italy.

“Today an important page of history has been written,” said the mother of one of the children, Turin councillor Chiara Foglietta.

Foglietta, who gave birth after undergoing artificial insemination in Denmark, said staff at the public records office had told her “no form exists” to recognize the child’s birth through the procedure, which is subject to strict rules in Italy.

Instead, the staff reportedly told Foglietta she should declare that she had had the baby with a man. On Monday, the councillor said she “cried with joy” after signing the documents in which both she and her partner, Micaela Ghisleni, were recognized as parents of their son.

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