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Parental Rights

Parental RightsAre you worried about your parental rights when using a surrogate, sperm donor or egg donor?

You should be worried, since there is little protection for the parental rights of non-biological parents in cases where a sperm or egg donor has been used, or in the cases where a surrogate has been used.

This area of the law is complicated, and depends on the facts of your case. Some provinces allow intended parents to register the child’s birth with a statutory declaration, but many do not. Even if you have a written agreement in place, many intended parents need to go to family court to arrange for an adoption of the child or to obtain a declaration of parentage to ensure that they have full parental rights.

We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs. Contact us for a free consultation.