A throuple created history after a court permitted three fathers to be named on their kid birth certificate
Ian Jenkins, Alan Mayfield, and Jeremy Allen Hodges utilized donated embryos organisms, and surrogates to welcome their two youngsters, little girl Piper and child Parker, into the world.
The throuple made history in 2017 when an appointed authority permitted them all to be on the birth certificate of Piper – which was a colossal achievement for polyamorous families to get legal status in US.
According to Huffington Post Dr. Ian said: “One of [Jeremy’s] friends offered us the embryos they had left from making their family through IVF but couldn’t use. We had the option to adopt the embryos and make the decision to raise a unique family.
He further added: “We did have a slight attention to the fact that our kids might be perceived differently. We didn’t want them to become a target of teasing or bullying or online abuse. We’ve had zero pushback from anyone in our professional and personal lives. Our oldest now is in preschool, and the other parents and kids are like, ‘Cool! Tell us that story.'”
In spite of numerous individuals tolerating their setup, the main challenge came when Piper was conceived in light of the fact that prohibitive laws were preventing them from building a family through surrogacy.
Addressing The Morning Show Alan – who has been involved with Ian for a very long time and with their partner, Jeremy, for eight – said: The big challenge for us was the legal challenges so with surrogacy you have to have a parentage order from the court, declaring who will be the legal parents.
He continued: At the beginning we weren’t sure that we could all three of us on the birth certificate so it became a court process. We argued in court – it was a pretty interesting, tense courtroom scene.
“At first it seemed we were not going to be granted that so we asked to speak in court and pled out viewpoint and the judge ultimately changed her mind and granted us legal parentage for our child before she was born.”