Story: Ensuring a baby’s birthright

Daisy approached PathFinders whilst pregnant and still employed as a domestic worker.

PathFinders helped Daisy to liaise with her employers, who were at first unsupportive but eventually decided to support Daisy.

When baby Leo was born, Daisy was unable to contact the father, Andrew, a Hong Kong permanent resident. He had ended their relationship and cut off all contact with Daisy since learning of the pregnancy.

After obtaining Leo’s birth certificate, PathFinders insisted that baby Leo’s Hong Kong resident status be established. Daisy issued a paternity suit and maintenance claim against Andrew with help from PathFinders’ Access to Justice Programme.

Following a successful result, Andrew has gradually started to take active parenting and now visits and cares for baby Leo who receives love from both his parents.