In the contract it was stated that in the case where the baby had severe fetus abnormanlity/ies, the surrogate would abort.
In an ultrasound it was found that the baby had a cleft palate and lip, a brain cyst and serious heart defects. The parents thought it be best to abort, they had experienced 3 previous premature births that resulted in 2 of the children having medical problems, but the surrogate declined. She packed herself and her kids up and moved from Connecticut to Michigan "where the birth mother, and not the genetic parents, is considered the legal guardian". She gave birth to the baby and after realizing she could not raise the baby, as she is a single mother and with children of her own, she decided to place the baby up for adoption. "The baby is now 8 months old, living with adoptive parents, has had three surgeries with more to come, and, if she lives, faces a 50 percent chance she won’t be able to ever walk or talk. "
My question is this,
What is the point of making a contract if the surrogate can end up changing her mind. For those that say "her body, her choice" I can understand that, however the biological parent's need to be protected/have rights as well.
Read the full story here: http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/what-are-a-surrogate-s-rights--ct-woman--211138554.html