PA Court Transfers Custody From Surrogate Mother to Biological Father

Engaged couple contracts with surrogate to serve as surrogate mother to carry and deliver babies.

Sperm comes from future groom; eggs are donated by another woman under a separate contract.

Both contracts contemplate that custody of babies after birth will be with groom sperm donor.

After giving birth, the surrogate mother takes the triplets home with her.

Surprisingly, lower court voids the surrogacy contract on grounds that are unclear.

Reviewing court reverses, awarding custody to the biological father.

The surrogate mother plans to appeal.

But similar contractual arrangements have generally been upheld, in various states, when (occasionally) litigated.

Read more in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) article.