Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 33 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 729 (Fam)
Court: Family Division

Sir James Munby P

Representation Deirdre Fottrell QC and Lucy Sprinz for the applicant.
  Janet Bazley QC and Sharon Segal for the children's guardian.
  Samantha Broadfoot for the Secretary of State for Health.
  Eleanor Grey QC for IVF Hammersmith Limited.
Judgment Dates: 6 April 2016


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Parental orders - Applicant, X, being in same-sex relationship with first respondent, Y - Twins being born via IVF treatment - X being biological mother, and Y gestational mother of twins - IVF clinic failing to register X as parent - X seeking declaration as to her being parent of twins - Whether declaration should be made.

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division made rulings concerning twins born to the applicant, X, who was in a same-sex relationship with the first respondent, Y. Owing to IVF treatment, X was the biological mother, and Y the gestational mother, of the twins. Owing to an error on the part of the clinic that had provided the treatment, X was not registered as the parent. The court held that an order would be made that X was the parent of the twins.

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