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MOTHER, domestic relations. A woman who has borne a child.
     2. It is generally the duty of a mother to support her child, when she is left a widow, until he becomes of age, or is able to maintain himself; 8 Watts, R. 366; and even after he becomes of age, if he be chargeable to the public, she may, perhaps, in all the states, be compelled, when she has sufficient means, to support him. But when the child has property sufficient for his support, she is not, even during his minority, obliged to maintain him. 1 Bro. C. C. 387; 2 Mass. R. 415; 4 Miss. R. 97.
     3. When the father dies without leaving a testamentary guardian, at common law, the mother is entitled to be the guardian of the person and estate of the infant, until he arrives at fourteen years, when he is able to choose a guardian. Litt. sect. 123; 3 Co. 38; Co. Litt. 84 b; 2 Atk. 14; Com Dig. B, D, E; 7 Ves. 348. See 10 Mass. 135, 140; 15 Mass. 272; 4 Binn. 487; 4 Stew. & Part. 123; 2 Mass. 415; Harper, R. 9; 1 Root, R. 487.
     4. In Pennsylvania, the orphans' court will, in such case, appoint a guardian until the infant shall attain his fourteenth year. During the joint lives of the parents, (q.v.) the father (q.v.) is alone responsible for the support of the children; and has the only control over them, except when in special cases the mother is allowed to have possession of them. 1 P. A. Browne's Rep. 143; 5 Binn. R. 520; 2 Serg. & Rawle 174. Vide 4 Binn. R. 492, 494.
     5. The mother of a bastard child, as natural guardian, has a right to the custody and control of such child, and is bound to maintain it. 2 Mass. 109; 12 Mass. 387, 433; 2 John. 375; 15 John. 208; 6 S. & R. 255; 1 Ashmead, 55.

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She is giving a birth to her own child--she is at the same time surrogate mother, genetic mother and biological (gestational) mother.
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1999) (denying visitation rights to genetic mother's former same-sex partner despite the fact partner had been co-parenting one child for six years and the other child, who had been born during the relationship via artificial insemination, since his birth three years prior); Nancy S.
In contrast the body size of a chick was related only to the body size of its genetic mother and not to ornamentation at all.
(111) Moreover, the presumption that wet-nursing is good or even morally neutral is questionable because of the affective bonding that occurs between a child who suckles and the woman from whom he suckles, normally his own genetic mother. The wet nurse, however, interferes with the natural mother-child relationship, and "it can only be justified if it is absolutely necessary for his survival." (112)
Ms Campbell said the judgment in effect means the genetic mother will be legally recognised as the birth mother by the registrar.
When the techniques are used in this way, the child will never know the genetic mother. Yet we believe in the present day that a human being has a deep need to know his or her genetic parentage."
CC is a sleek, grey tabby and white cat while her genetic mother, Rainbow, has a more robust physique (like me!), and she is calico in color.
(71) Directly following the birth of the child, the parties performed a blood test which ruled Anna out as the child's genetic mother. (72) At trial in October 1990, the court ruled "that Mark and Crispina were the child's 'genetic, biological and natural' father and mother, [and] that Anna had no 'parental' rights to the child." (73) The trial court also deemed the surrogacy contract legally enforceable, and terminated Anna's visitation.
Scenario Two: Partners are Both Female--Surviving Partner is the Birth Mother and Decedent is the Genetic Mother
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Mildred was my genetic mother and I was born in Grasmere Street Gateshead in 1943.