November 9, 2016
(Irish Times) – A “unique” hearing to decide the fate of a child born through surrogacy, who was later discovered to have no genetic link to a man who believed he was its father, has been adjourned at the High Court. The child remains a ward of court and the couple, who entered the surrogacy arrangement with a woman in a foreign country, has interim guardianship. This is pending the outcome of the litigation to come before the court in January. The absence of a genetic link between the child and couple was first learned of when they sought to bring the child into Ireland.
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