Couple’s children born to two lesbian surrogates

March 10, 2017 1 comment

children, family law

A Portsmouth couple’s two daughters were born to lesbian surrogates just a month apart. Tracy and Pete Akoun met through a dating website in 2013 and married eight months later. Unfortunately their attempts to have children resulted in Mrs Akoun having five miscarriages, so they decided to try surrogacy. They wanted to have two children…

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Italian gay couple named parents

March 1, 2017 1 comment

family law

In a ground-breaking court case, a gay couple in Italy have both been officially named the parents of two surrogate children. This marks the first time that an Italian court has ruled that a child has two fathers. Judges at the Court of Appeal in the northern city of Trento ruled that both men should…

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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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