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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In Canada:Surrogate not legally a baby’s mother, judge rules

Note the language in the article. Neither the Donor or GC are considered a Parent.

"...granting John and Bill's request, supported by Mary (gestational carrier via donor ovum and one father's sperm), to remove Mary's name from Sarah's birth certificate, Madame Justice Jacelyn Ann Ryan-Froslie of the province's Court of Queen's Bench, noted that the law defines a "mother" as the woman who delivered a child, and presumes she is also a parent, which is no longer always true.

Being a parent is an important legal designation, she wrote, and it does not apply to Mary, who surrendered all parental rights to John and Bill after Sarah's birth."

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