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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Raftopol v. Ramey
Citation:12 A.3d 783
Plaintiffs were domestic partners living in Romania and entered into a written gestational agreement with Ramey where she agreed to act as a gestational carrier for the plaintiffs. Pursuant to the agreement, eggs were recovered from a third party egg donor and fertilized embryos were implanted into Ramey. The agreement provided that Ramey would terminate her parental rights to any children resulting from the procedures, and would comply with adoption procedures for Hargon to gain parentage to the children. She then gave birth to two children, of whom Raftopol was the biological father. The plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment to enforce the agreement.
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