Where a child is born to a female same-sex couple via a known donor father who has some contact with the child, an appropriate child arrangements order may be the appropriate way to recognise the family life which exists1 between the child and all of his parents2. Where the future residence of a child of a female same-sex relationship is in dispute, there is no presumption in favour of the natural mother but her status is an important and significant factor in determining the plan that best meets the child's welfare needs
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