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My Genetic Child May Not Be My Legal Child? A Functionalist Perspective on the Need for Surrogacy Equality in the United States

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Washington University Jurisprudence Review


While assisted reproductive technology, and surrogacy in particular, may appear to be a straightforward solution to infertility, the legal field is extremely complex. The patchwork of laws across the United States leaves intended parents at risk for a court to deny legal rights to their biological child. This Note will examine the complexities of surrogacy agreements and the need for a federal, uniform surrogacy law under the sociological functionalist theory of society.