We told you this was coming, and here it is. We’re not talking about adoption papers, we’re talking about a BIRTH certificate, which now includes 3 parents: one mother, one father, and one person who didn’t have anything to do with anything.
from NBC News:
A Florida judge has approved the adoption of a 22-month-old baby girl that will list three people as parents on her birth certificate — a married lesbian couple and a gay man.
The decision ends a two-year paternity fight between the couple and a friend of the women who donated his sperm to father the child but later sought a larger role in the girl’s life.
The ruling means the child’s birth certificate will include a biological father and both women as parents in an unusual arrangement approved recently by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge.
The women, Maria Italiano, 43, and Cher Filippazzo, 38, had made several unsuccessful attempts to become parents using fertility clinics.
I’m not necessarily posting this to have the debate about gay adoption. That’s perhaps a discussion for another day.
I’m just flabbergasted at the stupidity of a judge that would allow a birth certificate to essentially be rendered meaningless by adding a third, completely irrelevant, name to it.