Thursday, March 12, 2009

Born To Surrogate, Child Has No Legal Mother, Quebec Judge Rules

Photo: Surrogacy is illegal in Quebec, though it is legal under under federal law with some restrictions. (CBC)

From The CBC:

Couple broke provincial law banning the practice.

A Quebec woman has no legal right to the child she paid a surrogate to carry for her, a judge has ruled, leaving the child without a legal mother.

The case is stirring up debate in Quebec legal circles over the province's ban on surrogacy and the impact the law has on children caught in the middle.

After years of unsuccessful attempts to become pregnant, the man and woman, whose names are protected by a publication ban, paid a surrogate mother they found on the internet $20,000 to carry a child for them.

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