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Using a known sperm donor – your legal rights

What are the legal implications of using a known sperm donor? More and more women are using sperm donors to get pregnant, often because they are in a same sex relationship or are single but feel ready to have a child.  Anyone considering this route needs to be aware of two decisions which can have

Same-sex parenting and the law

There are many different family structures and ways of having a child together when you are in a same-sex relationship. A child can only have up to two legal parents (except in the event of IVF-based techniques designed to avoid serious mitochondrial diseases where there are three legal parents). However, just because someone is legally