Tuesday, March 5, 2013

[USA] - A Sad and Difficult Surrogacy Situation

I have just read a new story from Elizabeth Cohen (CNN) entitled "Surrogate Offered $10,000 to Abort Baby".  Of course, the title peaked my interest so I read on.  It is a difficult article to read and it will provoke different reactions in each person.  Some will side with the surrogate, others with the intended parents - and yet others will be torn between the two.  

What it did say to me strongly was - use a reputable agency and ensure that when you are matched with a surrogate you have a clear and well understood agreement on when (and if) you proceed with a termination.  Yes, people's views change but having that discussion - a long and frank discussion - is so important.  Don't rely simply on what it says in the contract.  

[Source: CNN]

(CNN) -- Crystal Kelley ran through the calendar once again in her head.
It was August, and if she got pregnant soon, she could avoid carrying during the hot summer months -- she'd done that before and didn't want to do it again. There was no time to lose.

But there was one problem: She had no one to get her pregnant.

Kelley picked up the phone and called a familiar number. What about the nice single man who'd inquired before -- would he be interested? No, the woman told her. She hadn't heard from him in weeks.

Disappointed, Kelley asked if there was anyone else who would hire her. She'd had two miscarriages herself and wanted to help someone else with fertility problems. Plus, she really needed the $22,000 fee.

Hold on, the woman said, let me see.

Yes, she said, there was a couple who wanted to meet her. Was she ready to take down their e-mail address?

Absolutely, Kelley answered.

Read the full story here.

[Source: CNN]

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