The paernts are the mother and whoever donated the sperm.
“The paernts are the mother and whoever donated the sperm.”
Biologically, yes. Legally, no.
Somewhat off topic (A mini-hijacking of the thread!)
Medical science is already making so much of this type of arguement moot.
From The Baltimore Sun, May 17, 2007 (excerpt)...
A baby conceived from an egg donated by one woman and implanted in another may have no mother at all under Maryland law, the state’s highest court ruled yesterday.
Issued more than four years after the matter was brought to the Court of Appeals, the 4-3 opinion creates blank spaces under “mother” in the birth certificates of twins born in 2001 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
The man who arranged for the children to be born from his sperm and donated eggs, and the woman with whom he arranged to carry them, brought the case. The two wanted it made clear that she had no legal claims or responsibility for the children.
“What had not been fathomed exists today,” Chief Judge Robert M. Bell wrote for the majority. “The methods by which people can produce children have changed.”
The ruling is pioneering because of its basis on the state’s Equal Rights Amendment: The court found that paternity laws apply equally to men and women.
(End of Excerpt)
An attorney friend of mine states rulings such as this chances leading to “gestating” literally becoming much more of a “for profit” industry - since there will be no chance the “gestation/birth” mother will ever be considered the “legal” mother and, therefore, have no responsibility for the child. We shall see.