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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Ah, @witherwings, just messing with you I actually think we agree on most things - just couldn't resist

    I took my 20 month DS to a photography shop that did passport photos (there was no Australia Post in the shopping centre). DS was a bit sleepy at the time, so actually did really well with staring straight ahead and not smiling - got the shot first go! Not that it's been accepted by the passport people yet, but hopefully it's all good
    What a good boy! Wow that is so lucky! Where are you headed to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    What a good boy! Wow that is so lucky! Where are you headed to?
    Nowhere yet! We just have family overseas, so don't want to be without a passport for DS if we (touch wood) needed to go at short notice for any reason, given that it's a bit of mucking around to get one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Nowhere yet! We just have family overseas, so don't want to be without a passport for DS if we (touch wood) needed to go at short notice for any reason, given that it's a bit of mucking around to get one!
    It's definitely good to be prepared

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    Well, while it should be easy enough for a two mum family to get a passport for their child, not so for two dads 😕

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/quee...15-gq6u4e.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Well, while it should be easy enough for a two mum family to get a passport for their child, not so for two dads

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/quee...15-gq6u4e.html
    That's ridiculous! Reading things like this makes me feel like we're a rather backwards country. ☹️

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Well, while it should be easy enough for a two mum family to get a passport for their child, not so for two dads 😕

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/quee...15-gq6u4e.html
    Agh I read that article earlier today... Friggin ridiculous.

    Will the new passport application form sort this out?

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    Omg how frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Agh I read that article earlier today... Friggin ridiculous.

    Will the new passport application form sort this out?
    No, it won't, unfortunately. It's about who the Passport Office considers to be a parent, and they can't get their head around just two dads. So stressful and awful for this family.

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    Omg I've read the article. This is when the government seriously needs to get their s@@@ together. As for the surrogate saying they want nothing to do with baby and has signed the paperwork to relinquish rights but won't sign the forms for a passport. She's obviously had second thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    Omg I've read the article. This is when the government seriously needs to get their s@@@ together. As for the surrogate saying they want nothing to do with baby and has signed the paperwork to relinquish rights but won't sign the forms for a passport. She's obviously had second thoughts
    In regards to the surrogate - the article I read was that she wouldn't sign it as she doesn't view herself as the parent so won't sign official papers that essentially indicate that she is a parent of this child.

    I really hope they can resolve this sensibly and then change whatever is needed so it doesn't happen again.


 

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