Quebec judge denies adoption in surrogacy case

16 Mar 2009 Quebec judge denies adoption in surrogacy case

Graeme Hamilton, National Post  Published: Thursday, March 12, 2009

MONTREAL • The Quebec couple had tried everything to conceive a baby since marrying in 2002 – surgery, artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization. When their attempts failed, they turned to the Internet and found a woman willing to serve as a surrogate mother in exchange for $20,000. The surrogate was artificially inseminated with the husband’s sperm, and last year she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

The baby was immediately turned over to the couple, with only the father’s name listed on the birth certificate. All that remained was to have his wife adopt the infant, and the couple would be legally recognized as her parents. [Keep reading this story here.]

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