Ireland

Genetic Mother of Surrogate Twins Wins Right to Be Legal Mother in Ireland

Her name will appear on the children's birth certificates

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The genetic mother of twins born through a surrogate pregnancy has won her court battle to be declared the legal mother on the children's birth certificates.

In this landmark case the genetic mother defeated the Irish government. In the past Ireland had refused the mother's demands to be recorded as a parent on the children's birth certs. The Irish State's defense for their stance had been the 1937 constitution, which states that the woman who gives birth to the baby is recorded as the mother.

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