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Sorry I know this is very old news, but I just can't take it off!

Congratulations!!

Nicky is proud and delighted to announce the Adoption of her Son and Daughter on 27 July 2009 - Two fantastic children who are loved and cherished by both their Mothers' and by the whole family

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New act brings changes to legal parenthood

 

Same sex couples undergoing fertility treatment will have the right to name both partners on their child's birth certificate from Monday 6 April.

Until now, same-sex partners have been required to formally apply to adopt any child born in a relationship, in order to become a parent.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 applies to both same-sex and heterosexual couples who conceive using donor sperm or embryos, giving same-sex couples the same rights to parenthood as heterosexual couples when registering their child's birth.

Where couples conceive before 6 April 2009, the second parent will not be automatically recognised and will need to apply to adopt in order to gain legal parenthood