Complicated custody battle

Three parents? A woman in Canada is legally the second mother.

“I couldn’t see, there were so many tears,” she recalled.

The ruling revolved around a lesbian couple who have been together since 1990. In 1999, the couple — a lawyer and university professor — asked a man who was a close friend to help them start a family.

The university professor became pregnant in 2000 and gave birth early the following year.

While the two women have raised the boy since birth, the father continues to be involved in his son’s life, visiting twice a week.

Legally being declared a parent — all three will have their names on the boy’s birth certificate.

The five year old boy said, “Actually, I’m glad you won because I didn’t want to lose one of my mommies….”

Globe and Mail