E.O. is a 37-year-old free lance management consultant who maintains a residence in Martha’s Vineyard and in the Boston area. She had been in a relationship with her son’s legal mother, L.M., for 13 years prior to their separation in May of 1998. The couple entered into a co-parenting agreement and had planned to raise children together for years prior to their son’s birth. E.O. was in the delivery room when he was born. She cut his umbilical cord and accompanied the newborn when he was weighed, measured, bathed and had post-birth testing done.
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