John and Luanna Buzzanca hired a surrogate mum in 1994 to carry Jaycee to term. But one month before the child was born, John Buzzanca filed for divorce. His lawyers argued that Jaycee was not a "child of the marriage" under existing family law. Orange County Judge Robert Monarch agreed.
He ruled Mr Buzzanca had no financial responsibility for two-year-old Jaycee. And while Mrs Buzzanca has custody of the child, Judge Monarch said she was "not entitled to be declared the legal mother at this time."Reuse content