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Confirming the paternity of a father or the maternity of another mother

The person who gives birth is the mother of a child. If the mother has a husband when the child is born, this person will be the child’s father. If the mother and father are not married when the child is born, the father’s paternity will have to be confirmed separately. When a female couple receive a child with the help of fertility treatment, the non-biological mother can be confirmed as the child’s other mother.


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Updated: 6/14/2019