Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 8.1
Uniform Parentage Act

Article 7
Parentage by Assisted Reproduction

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-8.1-704

§ 15-8.1-704. Consent to assisted reproduction.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, the consent described in § 15-8.1-703, must be in a record signed by the individual giving birth to a child conceived by assisted reproduction and the individual who intends to be a parent of the child.

(b) In the absence of a record pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, before, on, or after the birth of the child, a court may adjudicate an individual as the parent of a child, if it finds by a preponderance of the evidence that:

(1) Prior to conception or birth of the child, the parties entered into an agreement that they both intended to be the parents of the child; or

(2) The parties resided with the child and assumed the duties and responsibilities of parentage.

(c) The court may order after hearing that the parties be listed on the birth certificate.

History of Section.
P.L. 2020, ch. 59, § 2; P.L. 2020, ch. 60, § 2.