The Nevada Parentage Act did not preclude a child from having two legal mothers, and therefore purported surrogate who had child with her female partner through invitro fertilization using partner’s egg and anonymous donor’s sperm was not precluded from being declared a legal mother of child, where, although Act contained procedures for rebutting paternity presumptions by establishing paternity of another man and those procedures arguably applied in maternity cases, best interest of child was paramount concern in determining custody and care of children, and generally a child’s best interest was served by maintaining two actively involved parents.
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