Co-parenting is when one or more persons get together to have child. Co-parenting is becoming a firm choice as the number one parenting option for many gay and lesbian couples.

If you are in a lesbian or gay relationship, co-parenting is a great option that enables you to provide the child with both female and male parental figures. Couples should make an agreement with regards to the child's upbringing and contact levels for both parties. The level of legal parental responsibility depends on whether the lesbian couple are married and whether the child is conceived through a licensed fertility clinic. It is advised that legal representation is sought and a co-parenting agreement is in place to reduce any potential problems.

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