Just wanted to give another great resource to those who are dealing with the issue of “Why Not Just Adopt.” Please listen to Dawn’s radio blog post found here:
Listen to Creating a Family: Talk About Infertility and Adoption – http://www.creatingafamily.com/index.php?content=radio_show
Now, onto another issue that keeps coming up, which is called the “Surrogacy Racket.” Two articles were just posted today regarding the vulnerability of patients/clients and how they can be taken advantage of in so many ways. My point is to be patient and educate yourself completely before you jump into any sort of journey, especially when it comes to creating your family – whether it be adoption, IVF, egg/sperm donation and/or surrogacy.
Here is a portion of one of the articles:
“It’s amazingly easy to fool infertile couples – especially those who are
desperate , and are clutching at straws. An excellent example is what some IVF clinics in India who offer surrogacy do.
Even though these clinics know that there is no legal method of allowing the couple to take the baby after birth with them out of India ( because Indian law only recognises the birth mother, whose name must go on the child’s birth certificate, which is a legal document), they use the garb of the ” ICMR guidelines” ( which have no legal validity whatsoever) to put the intended parent’s ( the infertile couple’s) name on the child’s birth certificate. While one may justify doing this for various reasons, the fact remains that the truth is being distorted out of shape – and once you are willing to do this, it’s very easy to continue the distortion even further. This is why these clinics refuse to allow the surrogate to give interviews to the media.”
But, remember, that this applies to surrogacy in any area – India, Ukraine, or even the United States. Also, look at the Stirrup Queens Blog, which has a great post today on emotional fraud, which I think also applies.
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