A baby born via surrogate in Russia to an Italian couple was taken away from his parents to be placed with a foster family because no genetic connection was made between the baby and his family (which was another problem – he was supposed to be genetically related to his father, and the Russian fertility clinic is as “surprised” as the rest of us). Read my latest article here.
My newest article at Above the Law takes us back to what America really cares about: Kim Kardashian. Will she and Kanye use a surrogate? Also, Cambodia has made surrogacy illegal, adding to the growing list of countries with a surrogacy ban.
In this week’s article posted at Above the Law, India’s recent strict ban on surrogacy has had many effects on families, both within the country and without. A ban is also now in place for the transfer of foreigners’ embryos to a different country, threatening the process of couples growing their families. There is no doubt that there is controversy in India over the practice of surrogacy, but there should be no argument over embryos transferred there under different laws.
This week in my article on Above the Law, there is proposed legislation in India to all but ban surrogacy. It is a backlash to apparently very real concerns about exploitation in the Indian surrogacy market. But it should be possible to regulate surrogacy properly and not have to ban it outright.
This week, my article at Above the Law celebrates the birth of half-sibling triplets in South Africa, the first in that country. The rise of IVF and surrogacy has allowed beautiful relationships and births like this to become a reality for families around the world.
My newest article at Above the Law is about a case in Wisconsin when a couple with an established family through surrogacy was plunged into a terrible limbo when they had a judge that seemed to have a bias against surrogacy and gay parents. States having fair laws about parentage is a great start, but fair judgements for all is the most important.
I have a new article up at Above the Law. This week I’m focused on the process of surrogacy and the legal intricacies surrounding it. Although surrogacy has been a process for people to have children for many years, the laws around it and the ways states legislate for it make it a new and burgeoning frontier.
My newest article about artificial reproductive technology (ART) and the law is up at Above the Law. This week I look into the case of the unfortunately dubbed Burger King Baby, in which a genetically unrelated surrogate was awarded custody the child she carried for intended (and genetically related to the child) parents.
I have a new article up at Above the Law. This article searches through the legal and ethical questions facing a court in the United Kingdom that is deciding not to let a woman carry her daughter’s frozen eggs as an embryo. Please click here for the article.
I have a new article posted at Above the Law. In this week’s article, I share updates on cases about which I’ve previously written: The Schnitzer/Sause case of male heirs, Baby Gammy in Thailand, the triplets surrogacy case in which a surrogate refused to abort one of the fetuses, and Chrissy Teigen’s adorable baby Luna.