State law just caught up with in-vitro technology.
A bill signed Saturday by Gov. Kathy Hochul will ensure the 3-year-old “miracle daughter” of a murdered New York City cop — who was conceived after his death — will be legally considered his biological child.
The bill was passed unanimously last week by state lawmakers to help the widow of Wenjian Liu secure Social Security benefits for Angelina.
The federal government doesn’t recognize such children when it comes to Social Security assistance, deferring to New York state’s inheritance laws, which also make no allowance for kids conceived this way.
Under New York’s current estate and inheritance