A Manhattan surrogate judge has granted an adoption petition filed on behalf of a woman whose egg was fertilized and then implanted in her same-sex partner. Although the couple's Dutch marriage is recognized by New York and the donor's genetic relationship to the 15-month-old boy is "unquestioned," the donor sought to safeguard her parental rights under federal law and in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage. The judge concluded that adoption may not be a perfect solution, but it is the best one.
Same-Sex Partner Who Is Child's Genetic Mother Granted Adoption
New York Law Journal
April 13, 2009