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#1 of 4 Old 02-24-2011, 06:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I was wondering if in MA you need both parents consent or just the mother's? Thanks!

Erika Dh Russell 6/4/04, Shealeigh Rose 12/12/04, Devlin Russell 2/9/10
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At the hospital i used to work at, it was just the mama that had to consent. Of course once you are out of the hospital either parent could go and get it done without the other parent knowing.

 

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My cousin's baby is due in a couple weeks and he doesn't want to circumcise and she's unsure, so my aunt was asking me if both parents had to sign. I sent her a bunch of materials, so I'm hoping it will make her "decision" easier. Since she's unsure and not adamant, there's a good chance she'll come around, especially where my cousin is adamant not to circumcise. Thanks!

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When I had my son, it was only the mother who needed to sign. My husband wanted to circ, and I didn't.  I wrote a letter saying I didn't want to and had it put on the chart.  I was a little paranoid. 

 

I wonder if your cousin's wife would consider at least waiting a while.  It doesn't have to be done in the hospital, so maybe she will wait and think about it some more?  She can always have it done later, but she can't go back and undo it, right?

 


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