Irish woman declared legal mother of surrogate twins
March 6, 2013 0 comments
Authorities had previously refused to list the woman as genetic mother on the twin’s birth certificates. But sitting at the High Court of Ireland in Dublin, Mr Justice Henry Abbott ruled that the woman was the children’s legal mother and both she and the children were entitled to a legal declaration to that effect.
The twin’s surrogate mother was the genetic mother’s sister and she had not objected to the application, the Irish Times reports.
“To achieve fairness and constitutional and natural justice for both the paternal and maternal genetic parents, the feasible inquiry in relation to maternity ought to be made on a genetic basis and on being proven, the genetic mother should be registered as the mother.”