Same-sex parents battle for inclusive paperwork for baby (

‘The attempt to have a child is often a battle for same-sex couples... and then when you've had a baby and it's super celebratory and then the first pieces of paper you are given say 'mother and father' and it's just, you're almost worn out by the time you have had a baby.’

A BBC news article bringing attention to the fact that forms requiring online or paper completion by new parents, such as those used for new registrations at GP surgeries and the child health record ‘red book’, are not always inclusive of different family types, or of different ethnicities and religions. This news item describes the situation encountered by one same sex couple in Devon, and the changes instigated by their call for such forms to recognise and reflect the families being asked to fill them in.

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