Sherri Shepherd has lost her legal battle in which she was trying to have her name removed from her child's birth certificate. This move comes as part of a long battle over child support between the Shepherd and her ex-husband, who is raising the child. Missouri readers may have read about this extensive, highly publicized legal battle.
Shepherd's 1-year-old son was born via surrogacy. The child was conceived using a donor egg, but the couple decided to end their marriage a few months into the surrogate's pregnancy. What has followed has a been a complicated legal battle over parental rights, child support and the complex legal matters that accompany surrogacy.