Monday, June 29, 2009

Motherless by Design

Katherine Jackson is seeking to be named the guardian of Michael Jackson's three children. In the petition, Debbie Rowe is listed as the mother of the oldest two children. The mother of the third child is listed as "None". When Michael died, his children became fatherless. However, his third child was born legally motherless. Katherine is in poor health. Given her age, it may be difficult for her to raise three children. Debbie Rowe would like to have custody of her two children, and the nanny wants custodyof the third child. Should the court give the surrogate, who is the biological mother, the opportunity to be recognize as the legal mother?