From the CBC:
Della Wolf is B.C.'s 1st child with 3 parents on birth certificateB.C.'s new Family Law Act is the first to allow birth certificates with more than 2 parents By Catherine Rolfsen
A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate.
Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of lesbian parents and their male friend.
"It feels really just natural and easy, like any other family," said biological father Shawn Kangro. "It doesn't feel like anything is strange about it."
B.C.'s new Family Law Act, which came into effect last year, allows for three or even more parents.
Della's family is the first to go through the process, and they finalized the birth certificate registration last week.
B.C., which is celebrating Family Day on Monday, is the first province in Canada with legislation to allow three parents on a birth certificate, although it's been achieved elsewhere through litigation.
Moms wanted a dad, not just a donor
The story starts when Danielle Wiley and her wife, Anna Richards, were faced with a problem many couples encounter: how to get pregnant.
"Both of us, from the beginning, wanted to have a father that would actually be a participant," said Wiley.
"I know a lot of other lesbian couples don't want that. They want an anonymous donor. But both of us liked the idea of somebody who could actually be involved, and who could be a father figure to our children."
Kangro, an old friend of Richards, seemed like the obvious choice.
"When Anna and Danielle approached me, I think instantly I thought I was going to say yes, even though I had to debate a lot of things in my head first," said Kangro.
Before Della was conceived, the three started creating a written contract, outlining how their family would work.
Wiley and Richards would have custody of Della, as well as financial responsibility.
Kangro would be a guardian, with rights to access.
Wiley became pregnant with Della without the help of a clinic, using what she describes as the "homestyle" method.