Family Law Prof Blog

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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NJ Court Ruling on Surrogate Parents


A woman who arranges for a surrogate to give birth by using someone else’s eggs cannot be considered the mother unless she adopts the child, a sharply divided state Supreme Court ruled...

In the first big test of New Jersey’s laws governing surrogate parents since the 1988 Baby M case, the court said women need to have a genetic or biological connection to a child in order to be considered the mother prior to adoption.

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