The Strange and Unusual Case of the Chinese Celebrity Surrogate
September 22, 2022
Surrogacy is always strange and unusual Case, but it has never been stranger than this case of the Chinese celebrity surrogate in Colorado. It involved a California couple, their two biological children, and two men, who represented themselves as the father and uncle of the biological mother’s unborn child.
The two men had traveled from China to Colorado to get the woman pregnant and carry out the gestational surrogacy in Colorado because they were concerned about China’s one-child policy and they did not want to have to pay fines or give up other freedoms to have another child of their own.
I don’t know if I love or hate it
I was shocked to hear about a new development in the world of celebrity surrogacy Cases. A judge ruled on behalf of celebrity Shen Mengyu, who found herself pregnant via an anonymous sperm donor. Shen gave birth to her daughter (nicknamed Ju Long) at a hospital in China but has been unable to formally establish paternity due to a complicated legal environment in China.
Court officials said that they have found DNA evidence confirming that Shen’s husband is not the father, but still have not named anyone else as the possible father. For Shen to be able to pay child support for Ju Long, she must name her child’s father so that he can go through financial adoption proceedings with Shen’s Case.
Do you think he should have been convicted?
It seems like a difficult question to answer. If this man had done this in China, it would be unimaginable that he would face any consequences. That being said, I think he might have been set up for some kind of ordeal just to teach him a lesson. There are too many different possibilities and unknowns at play to make an educated decision about this case based on these facts alone.
Although it is possible that he thought it was a joke, I think it’s more likely that he knew exactly what he was doing. The child could potentially suffer from serious health complications due to a recessive gene or two – if he didn’t know how to donate his sperm properly or do some research about what would happen after insemination, then I don’t think any jail time would be too much for him.
He does deserve some kind of consequence for what happened, even if no lasting damage was done. In my opinion, ten years in prison seems like a fair consequence for attempting to pull off such an extreme prank on his wife with irreversible consequences.
And how about surrogacy laws in general?
In many states, surrogacy contracts are often invalidated. This means that a child born to a surrogate can’t legally be the child of either parent, even if both parents’ DNA was used in their creation. In many cases, the intended parents are ordered to sign an affidavit relinquishing parental rights over their child.
For more information on how surrogacy laws apply in your state, consult a lawyer or visit Childwelfare.gov/adoption for additional information on adoption laws in your state.
What do you think about when people hire a surrogate mom?
Hiring a surrogate is always an interesting decision, no matter the circumstance. Couples often need a surrogate mom to get pregnant if they can’t get pregnant on their own. Other times, surrogates are more like assistants who carry someone else’s pregnancy to help them with their genetic makeup.
It’s important for any woman who is looking to be a surrogate mom to have some understanding of all aspects of what being a surrogate entails, as it’s not always easy. When people think about hiring Case a surrogate, they usually only consider one thing – how much money will she make? But that isn’t indicative of how hard or easy the job will be for her on top of her own life.
When do you think it crosses into the unethical territory?
Chinese surrogate mother Ms. Wang has now been told by Colorado judge William Sylvester Case that she is not allowed to leave the country with baby Gammy.
She is being denied parental rights to her child because he was fathered through an arrangement between a private Western couple and his biological parents in China, who could not have a baby themselves. The surrogacy arrangement was brokered by an agency on behalf of an Australian couple who sought gametes from
Mr. Huang’s sperm bank for a fee of US$200,000. Mrs. Wang’s lawyers argue that since she consented to be inseminated with Mr. Huang’s sperm, it did not matter who the biological parents were Case.
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