April 28, 2022

Parentage agreements the focus of April 2022 parentage committee meeting

At its March 2022 meeting, BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee continued its review of the rules in part 3 of the Family Law Act that apply to parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse, focusing in particular on whether legislation allowing multiple parents should be extended to cover children Read more…

April 8, 2022

Parentage committee considers legislation allowing multiple parents for children conceived by sexual intercourse

BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee continued its review of the rules in part 3 of the Family Law Act that apply to parentage of children conceived by sexual intercourse. The committee completed its examination of a provision in the American Uniform Parentage Act 2017 (PDF) that sets out a Read more…

January 28, 2022

Parentage Law Reform Project Committee begins its review parentage rules applying when assisted reproduction isn’t used

At the January 2022 meeting of BCLI’s parentage committee, the committee began its review of how part 3 of the Family Law Act deals with parentage when assisted reproduction hasn’t been used. As a judge recently observed, “[p]art 3 of the FLA contains two different regimes for parentage: one regime Read more…

October 29, 2021

Parentage Law Reform Project Committee completes review of court orders declaring parentage at October 2021 meeting

At this month’s meeting of BCLI’s parentage committee, the committee completed its review of section 31 of the Family Law Act. This section deals with the powers of the BC Supreme Court to make an order declaring that a person is or is not a child’s parent. In its review, the Read more…

October 5, 2021

Reflecting All Families – discussing the gaps and needs to transform and review legal parentage on CBA BC’s Bartalk

“Family law and fertility law will need to be proactive to meet the future challenges of assisted human reproduction and to legally recognize the intention of people wanting more autonomy over their relationship and family making options.” – Zara Suleman.    Zara Suleman, who serves as the chair of BCLI’s Review Read more…