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Australia – Father and late wife named as legal parents of baby born to surrogate

Source Yahoo News

A grieving father who is now navigating life as a single parent has finally been named on his son’s birth certificate, along with his late wife, after a surrogate gave birth to the child four months ago.

Queensland man Gareth Arena is raising his son, Rixon, on his own after tragically losing his wife, Bec, to Cystic Fibrosis in September last year.

In a glimmer of hope for the single father of one, he and his wife are now officially Rixon’s parents after applying for a parentage order in Townsville’s Supreme Court.

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