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Q: 3 legal parents

I've been re more than 2 legal reading into the bill approving to have more than 2 legal parents. Me and my girlfriend is starting a family and we want our sperm donor to be apart of our child's life without taking any of our rights away. I live in Texas which does not recognize same-sex relationships so i plan on going to California to give birth. My question is do I have to go to court to get the 3 legal parents approved or will me my girlfriend and sperm donor be able to sign the birth certificate on the spot


A: Response from Will Halm

I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry.

If you plan on giving birth in California and still need help with this, I would recommend you start with Deborah Wald. She is located in Northern California. If you are giving birth in or near where she practices, she can assist you. If you are planning the birth in another location in California, she will be able to steer you in the direction of the right person to help you.

Deborah H. Wald Attorney at Law phone (415) 648-3097 fax: (415) 648-3098 88 Kearny St, Suite 1475, San Francisco, CA 94108 http://www.waldlaw.net deborah@waldlaw.net

Best of luck to you.

 
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