Sherri Shepherd Appeals Maternity Ruling For Surrogate Baby
Even though she’s currently coughing up $4,600 a month for her surrogate child with ex-husband Lamar Sally, Sherri Shepherd still insists that she shares no kinship with the baby. The comedienne is currently appealing the decision made by Pennsylvania Superior Court, deeming her the legal mother of the son she and Lamar had by surrogate mother and donated egg — and ordering her to pay up nearly $5k for the child’s well being.
Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally’s surrogacy legal battle continues.
A judge ruled in April that she is the legal mother of her and Lamar’s baby, Lamar Sally Jr., who was born via surrogate and was already on the way when she and Lamar split up. But now the former The View host is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme court to reverse the decision made by the Superior Court.
Shepherd is arguing that the lower court didn’t have a right to declare her the mother, as Pennsylvania law requires parentage to be established by “genetics/biology or by adoption,” according to legal documents obtained by E! News.
If you’ll recall, the egg used to create little Lamar Jr. didn’t come from Sherri, and a surrogate carried the baby to term. By that logic, Sherri feels that she was ruled as the child’d mother unfairly. But she says in the meantime, she’s focusing on the child she does claim…
Shepherd previously opened up to People about her surrogacy legal battle and the lower court’s decision.
“I am appealing the ruling that happened and he gets his settlement every month,” she said of her ex-husband. “He’s happy. There nothing I can do. It’s out of my hands. You move on and I have a son. I have to take care of him so everything is good.”
Well the courts have already spoken their piece once…do you think Sherri should keep cutting checks, or is she right to try to have the ruling overturned?