Modern science is very good at creating ethical dilemmas and genealogical puzzles. Dylan Campbell-Savours became a father last week 18 months after his death from Hodgkin's Disease, thanks to in vitro fertilization and a new UK law that recognizes posthumous parentage.
Legislation which only went through last year means that Dylan’s name will appear on the birth certificate - one of the first such instances where a mother can place the deceased father’s name on the document.
“It was very important that Dylan’s name should be on the birth certificate,” [his widow] Kathryn said. [Link]