The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) recommends having a passport for your child AND a consent letter (from the other parent) if the minor child is travelling with only one parent for cross border/international travel.
Do you know what documentation would suffice in lieu of a consent letter?
There is no mention of what documentation is required if you are a single parent of a donor conceived child. Obviously a consent letter from the 'other parent' is not an option. Would a long-form birth certificate that has only the mother's name listed as a parent be enough or should I also have a notarized letter stating that I have sole custody?
I would prefer not to have documentation that references that my child is donor conceived as I do not want to have that conversation every time I cross the border to visit family.
I have family in the US and they have said they are questioned every time they cross with their children and not their spouse so I know that it is standard questioning and want to be prepared.