More than half of Portuguese babies are born out of wedlock

in News · 25-10-2020 08:00:00 · 3 Comments

More than half of Portugal’s babies are born out of wedlock.

This is according to national data portal Pordata who’s profiling places Portugal behind other European averages in several parameters.

According to the figures, in almost 56% of births registered in Portugal, the parents live together, but are not married.

Regarding higher education, Portugal appears below the European Union average: 36% of people between 30 and 34 years old in Portugal have a college degree, whereas the community average is 40%.


Sou filha fora do casamento, pai português e mãe brasileira, devido ao artigo 14 da lei de nacionalidade não tenho direito a nacionalidade portuguesa, pois meu pai me declarou após os 18 anos. Eu não sou filha do meu pai a partir do momento que ele me deu seu nome, eu sou filha do meu pai desde que nasci. O próprio código civil português diz que o reconhecimento tem eficácia retroativa. Essa lei é seletiva e preconceituosa além de tudo não aceita como prova de verdade exame de ADN. Vergonhoso!

By Luana from Other on 22-04-2021 05:48

The majority of children are born out of wedlock in Portugal yet article 14 of the Citizenship law prevents children born out of wedlock overseas with one Portuguese parent from attaining citizenship if the Portuguese parent did not acknowledge the child - by a specific set of conditions - article 1853 of the civil code. We are 3 children. We were all born out of wedlock. Our parents got married after we were born. We all have my Portuguese fathers surname - and his details are in my brother and my birth certificates, although our Mom signed by Brothers birth certificate and our Father signed mine - so I have citizenship. My sister was acknowledged at the age of 5 and her surname was changed.

We were also acknowledged as minor children but only by age and sex (11 year old girl, 12 year old boy and 13 year old girl) on my parents supreme court order divorce documents when we were minors - however we are told by our Portuguese consulate that it could be 'any children' of my parent's and the supreme court order was rejected. PS if it could be 'any children' my parents would have mentioned 6 children and not 3 children. South African court's didn't add the minor children's names to legal divorce documents until the mid 1990s.

DNA tests are not accepted for Citizenship or acknowledgement as an adult.

My Portuguese father brought us up on his own after the divorce. However, my Brother and Sister need more documents to prove that the man who's name they have and who was Mother and Father to them growing up is indeed their Father? My point is - its so common for children to be born out of wedlock in Portugal ... yet for us in a foreign country different rules apply to prove paternity.

By Melony Dias from Other on 22-04-2021 04:55

So what if couples are having babies and are not married. Do you any idea how much things cost these days? Sometimes you can only choose one or the other, marriage or a baby. The fact that couples are not married on paper also doesn't mean they are not committed to one another. People need to live in the 21st century. These aren't the olden days where a Portuguese girl had to be married by 16, otherwise there was something possibly wrong with her. I speak from experience. Sometimes getting married young meant a terrible life anyway. Married or not, babies are a beautiful miracle.

By Vanessa D'Almeida from Other on 26-10-2020 04:45
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