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