Mar 08, 2013
Intended mothers who have children through surrogacy can now be recognized as legal mothers, according to a landmark Ireland surrogacy ruling last week. In an article on the decision, The Irish Times cited Circle Surrogacy as an example of a surrogacy agency which has been helping Irish couples become parents through surrogacy for years.
While Ireland allows altruistic surrogacy, a growing number of Irish intended parents have been turning to the United States to pursue surrogacy since most U.S. states allow compensated surrogacy. The decision makes it easier for mothers through surrogacy to secure their legal rights.
The State has not commented on whether it will appeal the decision, which could bring the case before the Supreme Court.
[Via Irish Times]