A California family of three dads makes history for being the first in the US to have all of their names listed on their daughter's birth certificate.
Doctor Ian Jenkins and his partners Alan Mayfield and Jeremy Allen Hodges used donated embryos and surrogate mothers to birth their two kids.
The trio recently made legal history when a judge agreed to put their names on the birth certificate of their daughter, Piper.
This is Major for Polyamorous Families
Ian and Alan have been together for more than 17 years. And they've been with their partner, Jeremy, for eight.
Jeremy is known to the kid as 'daddy,' while Alan is 'dada' and Ian is 'papa.'
Ian, a specialist in hospital medicine and a university professor, describes their 'unique family' set up as 'just three tame, regular people who spend a lot of time talking about what to have for dinner.'
And they are aware that their more 'unconventional' arrangement means creating a unique family structure.
Speaking of their kids, Ian explained:
"One of [Jeremy's] friends offered us the embryos they had left from making their family through IVF but couldn't use."
"We had the option to adopt the embryos and make the decision to raise a unique family."
"But we did have a slight attention to the fact that our kids might be perceived differently. We didn't want them to become a target of teasing or bullying or online abuse."