A Win for Same Sex Parents

January 13th, 2011

All of us at ConceiveAbilities were thrilled to learn about the landmark ruling recently made by the Connecticut Supreme Court. For the first time, this ruling acknowledges the parentage of a same sex couple, recognizing two men as the legal parents of their twins on the children’s birth certificates. Anthony Raftopol and Shawn Hargon, an American couple living in Hungary, had their twins with the help of an egg donor and surrogate in 2008. Despite the Connecticut Attorney General’s attempt to block the creation of the birth certificate, the high court essentially created a new way by which people may become legal parents. By rejecting a claim that “parentage could only be established through conception, adoption or artificial insemination,” Connecticut’s Supreme Court has made its state one of the best in the country for people to become legal parents. We're hopeful other states follow their lead! We hope to see much more attention to this groundbreaking decision, but to read early coverage, visit: