Skip to comments.Biological Mom Kept From Child in Lesbian Legal Case
Posted on 01/05/2012 6:36:12 AM PST by Former Fetus
Tina's biological daughter turned 8 this week, but she has not seen the girl since Dec. 22, 2008, because of a custody fight with her former lesbian partner. The partner is unrelated to the child, but gave birth to her.
"I thought I'd have her back on her birthday," said Tina, a law enforcement officer, whose name was never on the birth certificate and who has been denied parenting rights under Florida state law.
For 11 years, the Brevard County couple forged a committed relationship, living together, sharing their finances and raising a daughter. Tina's egg was fertilized with donor sperm and implanted in her partner's womb.
But when their romance fell apart when the child was 2, the Florida courts had to decide, who is the legal parent, the biological mother or the birth mother who carried the unrelated child for nine months in her womb?
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That IS the curious part, isn't it?
Speaking in abstractions is nice, but the reality is that many humans create children that they are unable/do not want to take care of. These children, adopted by parents who love and cherish them as their own, should not be considered any less than bio children.
I couldn't agree with you more. Every child is a child of God and made in His image.
However, that is an entirely separate issue from how we structure our laws to best benefit children and our society overall.
“However, that is an entirely separate issue from how we structure our laws to best benefit children and our society overall.”
Exactly, this thread was about the entirely different issue of two lesbians using IVF to selfishly obtain a child. However, CharlesWayneCT took this as an opportunity to promote his/her beliefs about adopted children and the inferior relationships they have with their parents.