Birth certificates are important documents. They are the record of birth in Ontario and the primary legal proof of parentage. They are also symbolic reflections of our identities. Birth certificates in Ontario can have one, two or even three parents on them, and can have only males or only females listed as parents.
The law requires that births be registered with the government. Registrations are precursors to being able to obtain a child's birth certificate and passport. Lisa Feldstein Law Office can assist you with birth registration matters that arise in the context of surrogacy, egg or sperm donation, and adoption. We have helped clients add their names, remove their names, and amend the names of parents on children’s birth certificates. We have assisted clients to resolve complex international matters involving recognition of legal parentage.