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A Presentation by LaTasha Harvey Advanced English 12 September 14, 2009
Surrogacy is the process in which a woman is hired to carry a couple’s child.
Surrogacy can either be commercial (surrogate gets paid a fee) or it can happen out the goodness of someone’s heart.
Some couples use surrogacy to avoid genetic defects.
Some people do it simply for convenience.
Gay male couples also use surrogacy so that at least one partner will be related to the child.
IInfertility is the most common reason surrogacy is used.
Artificial insemination : Uses husband’s sperm and surrogate’s egg. The husband and surrogate are related to the child, the wife is not ; wife adopts child.
AArtificial Insemination by donor: Surrogate egg is fertilized by donor. Surrogate is related to the child, but the couple is not; couple adopts child
IIn Vitro Fertilization w/ embryo transfer: Uses wife’s egg and husband’s sperm, and fertilized egg is implanted in surrogate; both husband and wife are related to child.
In Vitro Fertilization, Egg donor: An egg donor is combined with the husband’s sperm and then transferred. The husband is related to the child, but the wife and surrogate aren’t; wife adopts child.
All compensated types of surrogacy are estimated around $55, $12, in legal fees $15, in surrogate fees. The rest is for other various fees.
The couple usually asks general questions about the candidate's: Name Spouse Children Career Personality
Couples may also ask about the candidate’s health “Are you taking any medications? They ask about previous surrogate experiences “Have you ever been a surrogate?”
Potential surrogates may be asked about their financial status. “What are you looking for as compensation?” They may also be asked about their feelings on the birth. “Who would you want present at birth?”
Some people believe that the act of surrogacy is demeaning to women. They see surrogacy as “baby-selling” and they consider it an immoral act. Surrogate mothers are often referred to as having a “womb for rent ”.
As of right now, surrogacy is recognized in VA. However, VA laws prohibit commercial surrogacy and the law also prohibits gay couples from participating in the procedure.
I believe that surrogacy is a perfectly good way to start a family. I feel that if the couple has the money, time, and patience, then they should go through with the process.