February 23, 2010
She’s been called a criminal, a kidnapper and a thief. Surrogate mom Shelly Baker returns to Dr. Phil’s stage to face her critics and set the record straight about her controversial decision to keep the twins she carried for intended parents, Scott and Amy Kehoe.
In the Babies’ Best Interest?
Shelly says she was surprised by the backlash she received on the message boards and maintains that she was only protecting the children from Amy, who allegedly withheld the fact that she has a mental illness. Joining the surrogate mother is CBS legal analyst Lisa Bloom, who believes Shelly is within her rights to keep the twins.
Debating the Issue
Kelly says she had a positive experience using Shelly as a surrogate and would recommend her again. Then, an audience member shares why she agrees with Shelly’s decision. Plus, Bill Handel, attorney and director of the Center for Surrogate Parenting, weighs in.
Another Tale of Heartbreak
A DrPhil.com Exclusive!
After the show, audience members share their thoughts on Shelly’s decision to keep the twins she carried as a surrogate. And, Dr. Phil reveals how he would have settled the case if he were the judge.