First boy registered in Cuba as the son of two mothers

First boy registered in Cuba as the son of two mothers

HAVANA, Sep 18 (PL ) Paulo Cesar, a 13-month-old boy, is the first minor registered in the Civil Registry of Cuba as the son of two persons of the same sex: Cuban psychologist Dachelys Valdes and US anthropologist Hope Bastian.Recently, the Cuban Ministry of Justice issued his birth certificate, recognizing the double maternity or shared maternity of the couple, who lives in the Havana municipality of Plaza de la Revolucion.

In exclusive statements to Prensa Latina, one of the mothers, Dachelys Valdes, explained that it is the first step to get the boy’s citizenship, and explained that procedures, started by postal mail from the United States, are currently stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The document, legally based on Article 7 of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, also establishes the right to create a family, whatever its form of organization is, and ensures the child’s superior interest and his right to be registered.

The couple chose Cuba to educate their son. ‘Yes, we have other options. We can even live in the United States, but all places have positive and negative things and when we put that on a balance, Cuba always wins,’ Hope Bastian said.

Two years before the birth of Paulo Cesar, whose name alludes to Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo and Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire, Dachelys and Hope decided to get married legally in the US state of Florida, where the boy was born in 2019, after a process of assisted reproduction.