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Gay Couple Win Custody Battle

A High Court judge has ruled that a gay couple should have custody of a baby girl rather than the surrogate mother.

The woman said they had agreed for her to be the main parent of the child, but the father, who donated sperm, said that the woman had agreed to be a surrogate for him and his partner.

It was deemed that the one-year-old should be removed from the custody of her mother and placed with her father as it was in “the best interests” of the girl.

Mr Justice Russell said: "The pregnancy was contrived with the aim of a same-sex couple having a child to form a family assisted by a friend.

"Therefore [the girl] living with [the two men] and spending time with [the woman] from time to time, fortunately, coincides with the reality of her conception and accords with [the girl's] identity and place within her family."

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Single Family Court becomes a reality

The 22nd of April saw the introduction of a number of major reforms to the family justice system.

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New child support formula will cost parents

Single parent charity Gingerbread has claimed that around 100,000 parents stand to lose an average of £6 a week due to a little known technical change to the child support assessment system.

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Study finds factors that can shape co-parenting experiences

The type of relationship a woman has with her ex-partner is a factor in how the couple shares custody of children, according to a Kansas State University expert on post divorce and co-parenting relationships.

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Adoptions in England and Wales

The Office for National Statistics has published a bulletin presenting annual statistics on adoptions which took place following court orders in England and Wales in 2011.

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Charity welcomes consultation on shared parenting

The Government’s consultation on proposed legislation on the involvement of both parents in a child’s life has been welcomed by charity, Families Need Fathers.

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