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Woman gives birth to her own grandson

By Mirror | March 4th 2015

London: A woman acted as a surrogate mother for a baby whose biological father is her adult son, in what is believed to be a UK first, it emerged last night.

The “highly unusual” arrangement was “entirely lawful”, a court decided.

The man, who is in his mid-20s and lives alone, had taken advice from specialist lawyers before “embarking” on the “process of becoming a father,” Mrs Justice Theis heard.

He had looked after the little boy - now seven months old - since birth.

And Mrs Justice The is has ruled that he can adopt.

Detail of the case emerged last night in a written ruling by Mrs Justice The is following a family court hearing in London.

The judge said she had never encountered such a surrogacy arrangement before.

She said: “The arrangement the parties entered into is not one, as far as I am aware, that either this court or the clinic has previously encountered and although highly unusual, is entirely lawful under the relevant statutory provisions.”

She said her paramount consideration had been the little boy’s “lifelong welfare”.

And she said allowing the man to adopt would provide “legal security” and meet the little boy’s long-term welfare needs.

Mrs Justice Theis said the man’s mother’s husband had been supportive.

She said another family member had initially offered to be the surrogate but had to withdraw for medical reasons.

The man’s mother - whose age was not revealed in the ruling - had then agreed to step in.

Mrs Justice Theis did not identify anyone involved.

“The papers show that for some considerable time he has wanted to be a father,” she added.

“He waited until his circumstances were settled in terms of a job and home to enable him to provide the care a child would need.

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