Family Law Prof Blog

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Adoption Case in NY

From the New York Law Journal:

A Queens man may legally adopt his husband's biological twins even though they were born to a woman under a surrogacy agreement that is illegal in New York state, a Family Court judge determined.

Judge Barbara Salinitro ruled that the best interests of the twins is the most important consideration in weighing the adoption petition of a man identified in court papers as "J.H.-W.," not that the surrogacy agreement that reulted in their birth is "void and unenforceable" under New York law.

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