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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Buzzanca v. Buzzanca
Citation:61 Cal. App. 4th 1410
Luanne and John agreed to have an embryo genetically unrelated to either of them implanted in a surrogate who would carry and give birth to the child for them. After the pregnancy, Luanne and John ended their relationship. Luanne claimed she and John were the lawful parents, but John disclaimed any responsibility. The woman who had carried the child also disclaimed responsibility. The trial court said the child had no lawful parents, because Luanne and John had no biological relationship with the child, and the surrogate had stipulated that she was not the biological parent.
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