California is considered among the most "progressive," if not the most progressive state in the union in many ways, including not least of all concerning "reproductive rights."
In California, the laws and courts allow for numerous "reproductive options." These include of course natural birth within a traditional marriage. But also included are: adopting a child or giving up a child for adoption, having a child through a surrogate mother, a mother getting artificially inseminated in order to get pregnant, abortion, birth control methods, and more.
Sometimes, legal actions occur when a woman believes her reproductive rights have been violated, or when a father believes his fathers rights have been violated. This is a complex area of law, and without an experienced lawyer with expertise in this specific practice area, you could have a very difficult time winning your case.