Surrogate Mother Who Changed Her Mind Must Hand Baby to Gay Couple, Court Rules
November 20, 2017
(The Telegraph) – Court of Appeal judges ruled that the original decision to give custody to the gay couple with limited contact six times a year with the surrogate mother and father was correct. Lord Justice McFarlane said that while surrogacy arrangements had no legal standing, the child’s genetic relationships and welfare were the most important factors for deciding where he or she should live. While the legal mother and father had the right “to change their minds” this did not necessarily mean that they had the right to keep the child, he said.