requirement that parents receive an exit permit from the FRRO.
Surrogate Sues to Keep
Genetically Unrelated Baby
In California, a gestational surrogate is taking action to keep one of three triplets she is
carrying. Although Melissa Cook had agreed
to a reduction clause in the event of multiple
pregnancies in her surrogacy contract, she
refused to follow through when the genetic
father requested a termination.
There is no federal law that regulates surrogacy, and state laws surrounding the practice
vary widely. California is one of eight states
that allow for paid legal contracts for gestational surrogacy. Michigan, New Jersey, New
York, Washington, and Washington D.C.,
have all outlawed compensated surrogacy.
siers on February 12: The Haitian Central
Authority, L’Institut du Bien-Etre Social et
de Recherches (IBESR), will stop accepting
transition adoption dossiers on February 12,
2016, citing concerns that it may not be able
to match all eligible prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) by April 1. PAPs should file transition dossiers as soon as possible if they wish
to continue these cases.
India requires further documentation
before adoptive parents leave the country:
When parents adopt from India, they must
now visit the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to obtain a no objection
certificate (NOC) before going to the airport
to depart. Although India’s Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) issues a
NOC, FRRO airport staff require their own
NOC. This policy replaces an October 2015