Whether by self-help or in vitro fertilization (IVF), the path to parenthood, particularly for same sex couples, can be complicated. Historically, if and when a same sex couple terminated its relationship, unless a person could present a biological connection to their child(ren), the party without a biological connection to the child(ren) could find themselves kicked to the curb not only by their partner, but by a domestic relations court. The times appear to be changing, albeit slowly, as to standing and parental rights.
Reiter, E. and Pollack, D. (2022, September 28). The Precarious Path to Parenthood for Same Sex Couples. Texas Lawyer,
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