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Ottawa lawyers’ declaration of parentage illustrates shift in family law

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 1:35 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Lynda Collins and Natasha Bakht are colleagues at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, they are friends, neighbours, and now they’re “co-mamas” to a boy named Elaan.

Lynda Collins and Natasha Bakht with son ElaanElaan was born in February 2010 to Bakht through the help of the Ottawa Fertility Clinic and a sperm donor. Collins was there for her friend as a birth coach and continued to be a source of support as Elaan, who has spastic quadriplegia, grew up. She attended medical appointments, helped...