For the first time in Brazil’s history, a male gay couple welcome a baby girl conceived through in vitro fertilization. The couple is granted permission to put both their names on the birth certificate
AFP has the story:
A gay couple has succeeded for the first time in Brazil in having a child through in vitro fertilization, the baby’s two fathers announced Friday.
Baby girl, Maria Teresa, was born January 29 in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco, and her birth certificate lists both men as her parents.
Mailton Alves, 35, and Wilson Albuquerque, 40, told television channel O Globo that they decided they wanted to have a child after being together for 15 years. They were married in 2011 in ceremony recognized under Brazilian law.
The couple’s right to have a child was upheld by a decision of Brazil’s Federal Council of Medicine, which authorized the artificial fertilization with sperm donations from either partner.
Until then, authorizations for artificial fertilization were granted only to women who were married or in stable relationships
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