Curious as to how best to fill out the census.
I emailed abs re donor conceived children. Their advice was to out birth mother as parent 1 and "as much information as you know" about the donor as parent 2. Meaning me (non-birth mum) would get no mention, despite me being parent 2 on all of her birth certificate etc.
So. How are you filling it out? Will your donor get a mention?
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06-08-2016 11:39 #1Senior Member
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06-08-2016 11:56 #2
can you log in early? I just started completing it.
it asks for stuff like your employer name, address etc.
06-08-2016 11:57 #3
sorry the donor issue isn't relevant to us, hope I didn't derail with my unrelated response.
06-08-2016 12:13 #4
06-08-2016 12:21 #5
I hope you don't mind me replying, I'm not a same sex parent.
My understanding of the question where they ask about parents is to learn about ethnicity and the cultural backgrounds of people. So if you're both English - Australian and used a donor from an Indigenous Australian person, it's important to recognise that the child has Indigenous Australian heritage. That's just an example, but I'm sure that's why they want to know donor info. It's not about negating the non birth parent, it's about accurately recording the child's heritage.
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