The High Court has ruled that a baby girl conceived via surrogacy must be returned to a gay couple.
The gay couple told the court that they had made an agreement with the mother of the child, but she insisted that they had agreed that she would be the baby's main parent.
The mother, who was formerly a close friend of the biological father, broke the agreement she had made with the men when she went to hospital to give birth without telling anyone, reports The Daily Star.
The judge presiding over the case said that it was in the baby's "best interests" to be returned to the couple, who she said were "devoted" to one another.
"[She] has consistently done all she can to minimise the role that [the father] had in the child’s life and to control and curtail his contact with his daughter," said Ms Justice Russell.
“Far from being a child that she conceived with her good friend, as she describes it, her actions have always been of a woman determined to treat the child as solely her own.
“[She] deliberately misled the father and his partner about her intention or changed her mind as the pregnancy progressed," she added.
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