In a Facebook post, Chiara Foglietta said she and partner Micaela Ghisleni tried to register their son, Niccolo Pietro, after his birth last Friday. But she said she was told: "You must declare you had union (sexual relations) with a man to register your son. There is no form to say you had artificial insemination."
Foglietta refused, writing on Facebook: "Every child has a right to know his own story."
She said the legal blackhole is due to a 2002 ministerial decree that does not foresee that a woman, rather than a heterosexual couple, would seek artificial insemination.