In Vitro Custody

A mother who conceived her child through in vitro fertilization is the child’s legal parent, a Georgia appeals court ruled in a custody dispute in which the father asserted the mother was not the child’s “biological, legal, or adoptive parent.” The mother is the “recipient intended parent” under the Option of Adoption Act. 

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Arkansas Loses High Court Fight Over Same-Sex Birth Certificates

State officials in Arkansas can no longer refuse to list both same-sex parents on their child’s birth certificate, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision that helps solidify legal protections extended by the court’s 2015 landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage.

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