Sherri Shepherd Takes Surrogate Son Custody Battle to Supreme Court

By Johnny Lopez


Sherri Shepherd wants the Supreme Court to take her surrogate son off her hands.

The 48-year-old has filed legal documents with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to stop having to pay $4600 a month to her estranged husband, Lamar Sally, to support the surrogate child they agreed to have together, reports TMZ.

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The former View co-host is bitterly contesting a lower court's decision which named her the legal mother with financial responsibility for the child until he is 18.

According to the website, Shepherd believes "the judge overstepped his boundaries in using a surrogacy contract to make her the mom, even though she's not biologically related to the child."

The Supreme Court has not said if they will actually hear Sherri's case.

It was during happier times in their brief three-year marriage that Lamar and Sherri agreed to have a surrogate child together.

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While none of her DNA was used in the fertilization process, the former couple conceived with a donor egg and a surrogate to carry the baby. Midway through the pregnancy, Sherri and Lamar split up. Their child, Lamar Jr, was born in August 2014. 

With Shepherd wanting no involvement, Sally has been caring for the 17-month-old boy ever since.

Despite the contentious custody battle, Shepherd manages to indulge her maternal instincts as the biological mother of her ten-year-old son, Jeffrey, from her previous marriage to Jeffrey Tarpley. 

Bless her heart.



tags: Sherri Shepherd, Custody Battle, Surrogate