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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Pennsylvania Court Removes Triplets from Custody of Surrogate Mom

A Pennsylvania trial court on Friday removed custody of 2½-year-old triplets from their surrogate mother and awarded them to the man who paid the surrogate to birth the boys. The court ruled that the surrogate mother lacked standing to seek parental status or challenge their 64-year-old father’s right to his biological children. The surrogate had taken the children against the biological father’s wishes after she delivered them in November 2003 and set out to raise them at her home. The decision overturns a previous ruling that awarded the surrogate primary custody and granted the biological father only "liberal visitation" rights. Source.  John Horton, Plain Dealer Reporter, For the complete story, please click here (last visited April 23, 2006, reo).

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