‘Unique’ Hearing over Child Born Through Surrogacy Is Adjourned

November 9, 2016

(Irish Times) –  A “unique” hearing to decide the fate of a child born through surrogacy, who was later discovered to have no genetic link to a man who believed he was its father, has been adjourned at the High Court.  The child remains a ward of court and the couple, who entered the surrogacy arrangement with a woman in a foreign country, has interim guardianship. This is pending the outcome of the litigation to come before the court in January.  The absence of a genetic link between the child and couple was first learned of when they sought to bring the child into Ireland.