Four Families Webinar Series: Playback

We are delighted to be collaborating with Equality for Children this month on a series of webinars examining LGBT+ Parental Rights.

If you haven’t been able to join us in person, you can access the recordings below.

A huge thank you to all of our speakers and attendees. Particular thanks to our LGBT+ parents who have been sharing their personal stories (as well as some wonderful family photos!)

If you have any questions arising from the content in the webinars, please contact Equality for Children or and we will endeavour to get you some answers.

At the time of writing this post, we have one final webinar remaining in the series. Please register here to attend the final event on Wednesday 26 May.

Wednesday 5 May: Automatic rights – Which LGBT+ couples automatically get parental rights? View below:

Wednesday 12 May: Who’s in? – Which LGBT+ couples may apply to get parental rights? View below:

Wednesday 19 May: Who’s out? – Which LGBT+ parents cannot apply to get parental rights?

Surrogacy – Can LGBT+ people get parental rights via surrogacy?


  1. Susan Frith-Keyes18th May 2021

    Thank you so much for this incredibly informative webinar.

    I have a question similar to one posed in the webinar.

    I am Irish and living in the UK. My English civil partner is the birth mother to our son, who was conceived through DAHR here, and born here. My legal status in the UK is that of ‘Parent’ and I’m named as such on my son’s birth certificate.

    We wish to move to Ireland and wish to know if
    A. I can get parental legal status in Ireland.
    B. My son can gain Irish citizenship

    I would be so grateful if Nuala can help me answer these questions.

    Many thanks,

    1. Barbara Galvin23rd May 2021

      Hi Susan, thanks so much for your question. We have your email address and will come back to you directly. We are delighted that you have found the series useful. Barbara

      1. Susan Frith-Keyes23rd May 2021

        Thank you Barbara – I really appreciate it. If you need any more info, do let me know.



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