The Star's Brenda Cossman examines the story of a common-law couple where the woman wanted a baby, but her partner did not. So, she took matters into her own hands, so to speak, and through the magic of modern science, used an anonymous donor's sperm to satisfy her maternal instincts.
Neither John nor Jane Doe want John to be considered a legal step-parent. He wants nothing to do with the child at all. But they are still 'lovers', living together, and therefore in the eyes of Alberta Court of Appeal, he is a father by virtue of the fact that "he continues to live with the mother. The fact that he has decided a "settled intention" to remain in a close relationship thrusts him into a parental relationship with the child."
"In other words, a romantic relationship with the mother makes a father."
The case is now being referred to the Supreme Court.
No Pandora's Box here, right?
I'm just wondering what happens when Junior tries to figure out who to give a card to on Father's Day?