Embryos ‘deprived of inheritance’ by not being born

December 8, 2016 2 comments

family law

Two frozen embryos have been deprived of their inheritance by not being born, an unusual lawsuit claims. Actress Sofia Vergara faces a legal battle in the southern state of Louisiana which was initiated on behalf of her embryos. The Modern Family star and her then-fiancé had them frozen back in 2013 for the purpose of…

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Single father hopes for surrogacy law change

August 18, 2016 0 comments

family law

A single father who used a surrogate mother to have a child hopes the laws which regulate these agreements will soon be changed. The man’s son was born two years ago following a surrogacy agreement with a woman in the United States. The child was conceived using a third party donor egg. Under American law,…

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Couple made legal parents after decade-plus delay

August 5, 2016 0 comments

family law

The Family Court has named a British couple the legal parents of three children born via surrogacy agreements over ten years ago. All three children were born to the same surrogate in the United States, the first in 2002 and the younger two, a pair of twins, in 2004. Their parents obtained all the necessary…

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Child placed in surrogate’s care

July 9, 2016 0 comments

family law

An infant child has been placed in the care of his surrogate mother despite having no biological relationship with her. The woman, ‘X’, had agreed to be a surrogate for a gay couple after a 30 minute meeting in a fast food restaurant. Sperm was donated from one of the fathers and the egg came…

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First ever surrogate child born in Vietnam

January 24, 2016 0 comments

family law

Vietnam’s first ever surrogate child has been born in capital Hanoi. The baby girl was born via Caesarean section, which was actually performed by the country’s Deputy Minister of Health Dr Nguyen Viet Tien. The child’s real mother Nguyen Thi Ha and her husband had been married for 18 years and wanted to have children….

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Blessing or sex crime: surrogacy in the news

January 9, 2016 4 comments

family life

Surrogacy has been praised as a blessing and condemned as a sex crime in different parts of the world this week. In Texas, a 54 year-old woman gave birth to her own granddaughter. Tracey Thompson had agreed to act as a surrogate for her adult daughter, Kelley McKissack, who had been struggling to have a…

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Mexican state bans surrogacy for gay couples

December 16, 2015 1 comment

Mexico, family law

The Mexican state of Tabasco has banned surrogacy for both gay and foreign couples. Lawmakers in the southern state’s Congress voted 21 to nine in favour of the restrictions earlier this week. Surrogacy is now only available for heterosexual Mexican couples. Additionally, the woman must be between 25 and 40 years old and be able…

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