First Canadian Child With Three Legal Parents

The Family Law Act of 2013 in British Columbia allows for more than two parents to be listed on a child’s birth certificate. Now, newborn Della Wolf is believed to be the first child with three legal parents: her two moms, who are in a committed relationship, and the biological father, who is more info

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a close family friend.

A similar law was recently signed into effect in California, so it’ll be interesting to see whether such laws catch on in other places. I tend to believe that the more loving people in a child’s life, the better, and so I’m definitely keeping an eye on this phenomenon.

About Jeana

Jeana

Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.