This NYTimes article got me to thinking.
Basically what happened in one of the cases mentioned is that a couple paid a woman to carry a child (genetic info is entirely separate–the sperm/eggs were bought from yet another party, unnamed). The woman gave birth to twins and then decided that because the woman paying for the material is schizophrenic, that she’s an unfit mother. The surrogate now has the kids, but I don’t know if she will for much longer.
This case seems unfair because the surrogate has no real claim other than giving birth–she’s not genetically related. And the woman who has schizophrenia has it under control.
Though part of me does feel uneasy thinking she’s the real mother because she paid for all of it (the sperm/eggs, the surrogate)–it does seem logical. I mean, who else really has a claim?