This is the latest in the sad world of surrogacy. It seems that what confuses people is also what confuses the justices. How can there be two mothers for a child? And what constitutes motherhood?
when couples adopt, there is a birth mother, who historically renounces her claim to the child. And you would think that would apply here as well. But this form of adoption, known as closed adoption, is becoming rarer and rarer. Open adoption is more common today, where the adoptive couple and the birth mother are known and the birth mother frequently gets assistance from the adoptive couple during the pregnancy.
The article claims that the law has not caught up with science, but I am not sure that there is a good way to change the definition. Not to mention that there are consequences to changes such as these
St Anne, pray for su