This case highlights how important it is to ensure that when entering into a surrogacy arrangement that the contract terms are explicit in relation to such eventualities.
Surrogate sues couple who turned down twins A British woman who agreed to become a surrogate mother for an American couple is suing them for allegedly backing out of the deal because she is carrying twins. Helen Beasley, 26, claims Californians Charles Wheeler and Martha Berman demanded she abort one of the foetuses because they only wanted one child. When she refused, they allegedly refused to have anything more to do with her. Miss Beasley, who is six months pregnant, wants to put the twins up for adoption. But under Californian law, parental rights in a surrogacy agreement go to the intended parents, not the surrogate mother.