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Surrogate mum ordered to help pay for child’s upkeep

Filed under: General — Vman @ 12:56 am Wed 28th January 2009

THE [Australian] Federal Government is demanding a surrogate mother from New Zealand pay child support for the baby she had for two gay Queensland men.

The woman gave birth to the baby girl a year ago and is refusing to pay for the child’s upkeep, New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times reported.

The baby is being raised by her biological father and his male partner, who have gained child support benefits for the father to stay home and care for her. The couple are the child’s legal guardians.

The woman has refused to talk about the case but a friend said the surrogate thought the baby’s upkeep was the gay couple’s responsibility.

“She’s told the couple they have to sort it out as there’s no way she’s paying,” the friend was quoted as saying.

“The deal was always that the men would sort out the legal and financial stuff.”

Centrelink and the Child Support Agency confirmed they would be seeking maintenance payments from the mother.

1 Comment »

  1. I hope that the lady will quickly come to her senses and realise that it is not worth fighting IRD [spousal and] child support.

    As a woman, it would seem that she would be better to visit her child and repossess it. Then she is in the position to claim [spousal and] child support from the father. Through his greed, he has tried to be too smart.

    Of course, this option is only practical because Australia and NZ have a policy that women can do no wrong and don’t prosecute women child abductors, even after multiple abductions.

    Personally, I believe that children are better cared for in an environment where children are brought up in honesty and respected as people.

    Why the familycaught supports dishonesty between parents and child abduction, I will never understand. I guess that it serves their greed.

    Cheers, MurrayBacon.

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 30th January 2009 @ 5:00 pm

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