Surrogacy Law: Conn. Gives Non-Genetic Parents Legal Rights

During a two-year legal battle, Anthony and Shawn Raftopol, Americans who live in Holland, worried that only one of the men was the legal parent of their young twin boys. The gay couple married legally in Massachusetts in 2008. Their twins, Sebastiaan and Lukas, now 2, were born in Connecticut through in-vitro fertilization with a donor egg and a surrogate mother. Anthony Raftopol was the biological father and, under family law, had full parental rights. But when the couple tried to obtain a...Full Story
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