Supreme Court says Dad doesn't have to provide DNA
Charmaine de Silva | Email news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
The BC Supreme Court has ruled a Canadian man doesn't have to give a
DNA sample to prove a child born in China is his until steps are taken
to start a "meaningful relationship" between the possible father and
The case involves a 3-year-old boy born in China to a surrogate
mother. Now, the woman who has custody of the child wants to get him
Canadian citizenship, based on the fact his biological father is
Canadian. Yet, at the same time, she doesn't want that biological father
to have a relationship with him.
The Court says the boy, who will be 4 in June, is not within its
jurisdiction and forcing the biological father to give DNA serves only
the interests of the woman trying to get the boy citizenship.
The man will only have to give up his DNA if he receives at least
forty photos of the child, and is allowed regular Skype and telephone