I just finished posting this Friday evening and checked my emails. A comment from Judy, of My Artistic Side made me realize I have been remiss in supplying some background information. Thank you, Judy, for bringing this to my attention. Amber and Maria were life partners for 13 years. Chandler is Amber's biological son but Maria has been his mother, along with Amber, since he was born. Amber was artificially in simulated. Under the law, Maria has no legal right to Chandler. Under the heart the opposite is true.