Canada’s First Child To Be Born With Three Parents On Birth Certificate

babyWill the two-parent default come to be regarded as a quaint relic of the twentieth century? Suppose that three-plus parents is superior? Via CBC News:

A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate. Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of lesbian parents and their male friend.

B.C.’s new Family Law Act, which came into effect last year, allows for three or even more parents. B.C. is the first province in Canada with legislation to allow three parents on a birth certificate, although it’s been achieved elsewhere through litigation.

“In the old days, we looked at biology and genetic connections. And that’s no longer true. We now look at the intention of the parties who are contributing to the creation of the child, and intend to raise the child. And that’s a really, really big shift.”

6 Comments on "Canada’s First Child To Be Born With Three Parents On Birth Certificate"

  1. doodahman | Feb 25, 2014 at 11:31 am |

    “In the old days, we looked at biology and genetic connections. And that’s no longer true. We now look at the intention of the parties who are contributing to the creation of the child, and intend to raise the child. And that’s a really, really big shift.”
    So the banks have taken over our thinking so much that now parental relations are just another contract, huh? “Contributing to the creation of the child”— you reptiles.

  2. terrasodium | Feb 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm |

    so three or more can be on the official birth certificate and have legally enforced claims on the child, just one more piece of legislation to pass and the utopia of corporate ownership of childrens rights will be a normative way of life.Best for the children of course , more people to love and care for them, sweet as grannys apple pie really, nothing to see here.

  3. Rhoid Rager | Feb 25, 2014 at 6:49 pm |

    Headline should read ‘Government finally adjusts its paper surveillance system to match human trends’

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