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Surrogacy and Adoption: A Case of Incompatibility


Barbara L. Atwell


Pace University - School of Law

1989

Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 20, p. 1, 1989

Abstract:     
This Article adds to the ongoing debate over surrogacy, and suggests that, as currently practiced, surrogate parenting is an attempt to create a new form of independent adoption and that such agreements should not be enforced to the extent that they are incompatible with legitimate and well thought-out public policies expressed in state adoption statutes. Adoption is the method by which the state attempts to provide a suitable home for children whose biological parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. Because it results in a permanent severing of the legal ties between a child and his or her biological parents, adoption is strictly regulated by each state.

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Atwell, Barbara L., Surrogacy and Adoption: A Case of Incompatibility (1989). Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 20, p. 1, 1989. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1512914

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Pace University - School of Law ( email )
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States
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