Dutch man illegally fathers 102 children

August 25, 2017 2 comments

family law

A man in the Netherlands may have illegally fathered as many as 102 children by donating sperm to multiple clinics. Men who wish to be donors in the country must sign a contract with their clinic of choice in which they promise they will not donate to other fertility centres. However this declaration is rarely…

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Couple ‘devastated’ after surrogate baby DNA shock

May 27, 2017 3 comments

family law

A gay couple in the Netherlands are “devastated” after they had to return a baby girl they thought was their surrogate daughter following a DNA test. Arnout Janssen and Stefano Franke desperately wanted to have children so they sought out a surrogate. Last year they found a woman online who was willing to carry their…

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Children swapped at birth ‘should not be returned’

November 27, 2014 0 comments

Pretoria, South Africa, children, family law

Two South African children who were accidentally swapped at birth should not be returned to their biological families, a legal expert has urged. Now aged four, the children were born in a Johannesburg hospital on the same day. Nurses mixed up the identities of the boy and the girl and, as a result, they were…

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