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Why the baby delivered by a surrogate mother is called Baby-M.?

Asked by bhaskara rao, 25 Aug '08 12:14 pm
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Mary Beth Whitehead, the genetic mother, was artificially inseminated with William Stern's sperm, becoming surrogate mother of the child. Despite what was stated in the surrogacy contract, Mr. Stern's wife, Elizabeth, was not infertile, but rather she had multiple sclerosis and was concerned about potential health implications of carrying a child. A medical colleague warned her that his own wife, who also had multiple sclerosis, suffered temporary paralysis during pregnancy.

On March 27, 1986, Whitehead gave birth to a daughter, whom she named "Sara Elizabeth Whitehead." Within 24 hours of transferring custody to the Sterns, Whitehead returned to ask for the baby back, threatening suicide. Whitehead then refused to return the baby to the Sterns and left the state, taking the infant with her. A New Jersey court awarded custody of Melissa (as the Sterns had named her) to the Sterns in 1987, under a best interest of the child analysis and thereby implicitly validated the ...more
Answered by Janee Rajaa, 25 Aug '08 12:21 pm

 
  
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Baby from surrogate mother ,blood group will not match with adopted mother hence baby is identified with tack -M
Answered by DIGBIJOY ROY, 25 Aug '08 12:21 pm

 
  
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