A complicated and sensitive debate over surrogacy, egg donation, and sperm donation arrangements in Canada is ongoing. At present, commercial surrogacy and gamete (sperm) donation is prohibited and is based on good intentioned people helping those struggling with fertility issues.
You often hear people talking about seeking or getting custody of the children. This makes it sound as though custody is a win or lose game: one parent gets custody and the other doesn’t. The parent with it is the ‘real’ parent and the other parent is just a visitor or a babysitter. This does not accurately reflect family law in Ontario.
Holidays can be difficult for separated parents. Everyone wants to spend time with their children, especially during the holidays. Deciding on a schedule that works best for your children can be especially difficult when there are extended family events to plan around and when one or both of you want to travel.