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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Woodward v. Commissioner of Social Security
Citation:760 N.E.2d 257
About three years into their marriage, Lauren and Warren were told that Warren had leukemia. They arranged for the husband’s sperm to be medically withdrawn and preserved because the leukemia treatment could leave him sterile. He then died. Lauren gave birth to twin girls through artificial insemination using Warren’s preserved sperm. She applied for “child’s” benefits which the Social Security Administration rejected on the ground she had not established that the twins were the husband’s children.
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