Registering a birth
Same-sex female parents
Married or civil partner parents
Either parent can register the birth on their own if both of these statements are true:
- the mother has a child by donor insemination or fertility treatment
- she was married or in a civil partnership at the time of the treatment
Unmarried, non-civil partner parents
When a mother is not married or in a civil partnership, her partner can be registered as the child’s second parent if both women:
- are treated together in the UK by a licensed clinic
- have made a ‘parenthood agreement’
For both parents’ details to be recorded on the birth certificate, they must both attend the appointment, and sign the register.
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