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A recent article in the National Post (http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Couple+urged+surrogate+abort+fetus+defe...) highlights an issue in the fertility industry that is ripe for discussion. A couple that had turned to surrogacy after failed infertility treatments subsequently urged their surrogate to get an abortion after doctors found abnormalities in the fetus. The surrogate initially refused.
One quote in the article really stood out. “The physician…said it appeared to him that the three had never seriously considered such a scenario before the pregnancy.”
Aren’t all women who volunteer to become surrogates/carriers considered “compassionate”? Most are but because money is involved the altruistic part is often overlooked and the focus becomes more financial. However, there are women out there who are willing to carry a baby for another couple/individual because they feel compassion….sympathy even, for the plight of the Intended Parent. This doesn’t diminish because financial compensation is included in their contracts.
At Los Angeles Surrogacy Center we believe that choosing an agency to assist you in beginning or expanding your family should be affordable. Not only should the agency be reasonable in price, but equally as important is the level of personal, attentive service given to both the recipients as well as the surrogate mothers. We pride ourselves on providing our recipients with compassionate guidance throughout the entire surrogacy process, from the moment a potential recipient contacts us through and beyond the successful birth of a baby via surrogacy.
"Brief Summary of Substitute Bill: 2793 Amends the Uniform Parentage Act to:
(1) incorporate state-registered domestic partnerships and same-sex couples throughout its provisions;
(2)adopt changes made by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; and
(3) make it gender-neutral.
Establishes standards for gestational surrogacy contracts and sets forth requirements that intended parents and the woman acting as a gestational surrogate must meet to have a valid gestational surrogacy contract."
There's some thing to be said for being naturally fertile, but for the rest a process of understanding fertility terminology and the various types of fertility treatment including the assistance of third party reproduction. Options range from ivf, egg donation, surrogacy,artifiial insemination donor, hormone treatments and other types of intervention all in the interests of obtaining a pregnancy. Infertile people will go to great lengths to fulfil dreams of becoming parents.
There are two types of surrogacy and it is important to understand the actual diiferences between these types of third party reproduction - not purely from a defintion perspective, but also from an emotional and psychological angel. The donor surrogacy is less frequent.
If you are considering Egg or Sperm Donation, Surrogacy or Embryo Donation, research is KEY!