Source The Korea Herald
A court ruled Friday that a surrogate mother is legally the parent of the child she has given birth to, instead of the genetic parents.
The Seoul Family Court made the appellate decision against a couple who filed the suit against a local district office for refusing to take the couple’s application to register the child’s birth.
The couple hired a surrogate to bear their embryo. She gave birth to the baby in a hospital in the United States, where the staff happened to issue the birth certificate under the surrogate’s name as the mother.