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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Dad’s Adoption Rights Upheld in Surrogacy Case

A unanimous four-judge panel of the New York Appellate Division in Brooklyn revived a gay dad’s petition to adopt his son, reversing a “clearly erroneous” decision by Queens County Family Court Judge John M. Hunt.

Hunt stated two reasons for dismissing the adoption petition: that the child was the result of what he termed “a patently illegal surrogacy contract” and that there was no authority under New York law for a parent to adopt their own biological child.

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