Should a mental illness prevent a woman from being a mother? Shelly made headlines when she agreed to be a surrogate for Amy and Scott, but later reclaimed the babies when she says she discovered that Amy had a mental disorder. It's an emotional Dr. Phil you don't want to miss!


"I am Not a Monster That Steals Babies"

As a gestational surrogate, Shelly delivered twins for Amy and Scott Kehoe. But weeks after the babies were born, Shelly and her husband, Paul, asked that they be returned. Shelly says Amy withheld critical information about her past, including a criminal record and having been diagnosed with a mental disorder.


Was Shelly within her rights to demand the return of the infants?



A Moral Issue?
Attorney and CBS analyst Lisa Bloom shares a legal perspective. Learn why she and Dr. Phil disagree about the moral implications of the case.


"We're sitting here about to set mental illness back about 20, 40, 50 years!"


The Kehoe's Side of the Story
Amy and Scott join the show and say they never misled Shelly. Learn why they say that they've been wronged.


"Why do you not have your babies at home with you?"


The Audience Weighs In

Popular mommy blogger Heather Armstrong explains why Amy and Scott's story hits home for her. Plus, audience members are divided about the case. 


Hear Dr. Phil's final thoughts.