Surrogate Fatherhood -- NPR's Renee Montagne reports from Los Angeles on the legal complexities in a highly unusual case involving surrogate parenthood and child support. It raises basic questions about the legal definition of paternity and the child support responsibilities of people who enter into surrogacy agreements. The case goes before a California appeals court in January. Luanne Buzzanca is trying to get child support from her former husband, John, for her two-yeaer-old daughter, Jaycee. Jaycee is the product of in vitro fertilization of an egg and sperm donated anonymously and carried by a surrogate mother. A family court in Orange County ruled that John is not legally Jaycee's father under California law and therefore is not required to pay child support.
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Surrogate Fatherhood

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Surrogate Fatherhood

Surrogate Fatherhood

Surrogate Fatherhood

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— NPR's Renee Montagne reports from Los Angeles on the legal complexities in a highly unusual case involving surrogate parenthood and child support. It raises basic questions about the legal definition of paternity and the child support responsibilities of people who enter into surrogacy agreements. The case goes before a California appeals court in January. Luanne Buzzanca is trying to get child support from her former husband, John, for her two-yeaer-old daughter, Jaycee. Jaycee is the product of in vitro fertilization of an egg and sperm donated anonymously and carried by a surrogate mother. A family court in Orange County ruled that John is not legally Jaycee's father under California law and therefore is not required to pay child support.