I am curious how the following scenario should be written in the family genealogy records following the birth of a child:
An Israeli couple won the right to use their dead son's sperm to inseminate a woman he never met. Their lawyer says the case is a boost for family rights. Irit Rosenblum told the BBC the landmark ruling meant family lines could continue, even without the written consent of the male prior to death. The dead man, soldier Keivin Cohen, was killed in the Gaza Strip in 2002.
A court ruled in favor of his parents, who had the sperm extracted after the young man's death even though he had not left a will. "The drama is international, that mankind is able to continue after [a man's] death, and his family can raise a new generation while he is no longer here," Ms Rosenblum said.
The dead soldier had often mentioned his desire to have children. His parents have a desire to carry on the family. Irit Rosenblum said, "It's a dream come true... On the one hand [the Cohens] lost a child, on the other hand they got some hope."
You can read the full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6279061.stm.