NY Judge Rules That State Ban on Gestational Surrogacy is No Impediment for Second Parent Adoption

Ruling on a previously-undecided question under New York law, Queens County Family Court Judge Barbara Salinitro has decided that New York’s ban on surrogacy contracts does not present an impediment to her consideration of an adoption petition from the same-sex spouse of a man whose twins were conceived and born through a gestational surrogacy contract with a woman in India. The April 3 ruling in Matter of J.J., 2014 N.Y. Slip Op 24089, notes the … <Read More>