Thursday, June 1, 2006

Australian Family Lawyer - "Parental status for lesbian mothers having children through assisted conception" by Jenni Millbank

What are the available options for legal recognition of co mothers - the partners of lesbian birth mothers - in Australia? This article discusses: the availability of consent orders from the Family Court; adoption by the co parent in Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania; status of children presumptions in WA, the Northern Territory and the ACT; and birth certificates and portability in state and federal law.

[Source: Australian Family Lawyer v.19 no.1 Winter 2006: 6-11]

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