Legal Maternity at Issue in Jackson, TN Surrogacy Case: In re Amadi A.

Facts: Mr. and Mrs. A. entered into a surrogacy contract with Surrogate and her husband, whereby Surrogate would serve as the gestational carrier of a child for Mr. and Mrs. A. donated eggs were fertilized with Mr. A’s sperm, and the resulting embryos were implanted into Surrogate’s womb. The procedure was successful, and Surrogate gave […]

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Surrogate Mother with No Legal Rights Listed as “Mother” on Child’s Tennessee Birth Certificate: In re Adoption of Male Child A.F.C.

Facts: A married couple, Intended Mother and Father, entered into a surrogacy agreement with Surrogate Mother. Per the surrogacy agreement, Intended Mother and Father obtained an egg from an anonymous, surrogate egg donor; the egg was fertilized in vitro with Father’s sperm; and the fertilized egg was implanted in Surrogate Mother’s uterus. The process was […]

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Surrogacy Agreement Upheld in Nashville Child Custody Dispute: In re Baby

Facts: An Italian couple (“Intended Parents”) entered into a surrogacy agreement with a Tennessee woman (“Surrogate”) and her husband (Surrogate’s Husband). The surrogacy provided that Intended Parents desired to have a child biologically related to one of them, that Surrogate and her husband did not want to have a parental relationship with any child born […]

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