Article Title:Two mums and two dads?
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:2nd April 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2274
Text:Should children conceived through surrogacy have more than two legal parents? This is one of the topics of a discussion document issued by the Law Commission on whether current parenthood laws should be overhauled to keep up with social change. The document, entitled New Issues in Legal Parenthood, says changes such as more surrogacies, new birth technologies and an increase in lesbian and gay couples and single women having children has dated present laws. It lists the example of a child born to a lesbian couple, with sperm donated from a man in a gay relationship. The Care of Children Bill, currently before Parliament, would give parental status to the women, but not to either of the men. The Law Commission is inviting submissions on the paper, which must be received by 24 May.    
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