Surrogacy and Adoption: A Case of Incompatibility
Barbara L. Atwell
Pace University - School of Law
Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 20, p. 1, 1989
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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Date posted: November 27, 2009