Can you imagine a legal mother deciding upon divorce that she could disavow her parentage—that she could / would say that the gestational surrogacy contract made between a wife, her husband and a gestational carrier was invalid and unenforceable? What is this really about?
Well, most of the time it’s about the money . . . and where a child is involved—perhaps actress and television personality Sherri Shepherd just never wanted a child in the first place or failed to bond with the child.
Nevertheless, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied Shepherd’s appeal, ruling that the surrogacy agreement is enforceable. As a result, Shepherd is now required to pay more than $4,000 a month in child support.
See Justices Deny Actress Appeal on Surrogacy Contract, by Lizzy McLellan on The Legal Intelligencer website.