What Is Commercial Surrogacy?

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Bob and Maria have been trying to conceive a child for five years but where no lucky, so when they found out that Maria that she was not able to carry a child through a pregnancy really saddened the couple. Therefore, they decided to seek other ways to become parents and finally decided that surrogacy was there best option to have the best chance of getting their biological child. There are different types of surrogacy, but the most common and the most controversial type of surrogacy is the commercial surrogacy. Which is where the surrogate also called the gestational carrier receives money to carry the child of the biological parent. A typical surrogate mother is in her twenties with at least two children and has thirteen years of formal education.…show more content…
In the article “Out of The Ordinary” by Helen Lewis, analyzes how “2,000 surrogate babies are born on behalf of British couples, 95 per cent of them to mothers oversea.” Many people believe that surrogacy is not good for society, because it 's paying money to have a child. Therefore, many people believe that it is ethical to produces babies just to have them sold the moment they are born. The same article discusses that“the rise of commercial surrogacy has led to women in developing countries such as India being encouraged to sign legally binding contracts that turn them into walking incubators” (Lewis). Getting surrogacy done in western developing countries, is less expensive than doing it in America because what the intended prize for a surrogacy would probably be more affordable going to do it abroad and the process could be risky and even dangerous. But individuals who are desperate to have children do not have many other option than taking chances. In the article, “Counterpoint: Surrogate Motherhood Attacks Human Dignity by Buying and Selling Children” written by S. M. Goldmark and Alexander Stingl discusses how the opposing side 's perspective of surrogacy; and how many critics point out that surrogacy is unfair to the gestational carrier that is carrying the child to be separated from the surrogate mother soon after birth of the child. However, an…show more content…
In the United States, many surrogates know or have prior knowledge about surrogacy or even been through the process before beginning the process and are usually aware that they are able to bring happiness into the biological parents by giving birth to their child. In the article “The Curious Lives of Surrogates. (Cover Story)” written by Lorraine Ali and Raina Kelley states that there are many phrases that are used to describe surrogacy; for instance “many conservative Christians decry the practice as tampering with the miracle of life, while far-left feminists liken gestational carriers to prostitutes who degrade themselves by renting out their bodies.” However degrading and horrific these descriptions might be, they are the last hope for many couples who want children. The biological parents have to rely on the surrogate to deliver their child safely. This is especially true for many gay or homosexual couples who are unable to produce their own children. Therefore, they seek gestational carriers who are willing to help these couples dreams of becoming parents come true. In a personal experience of a woman who is a surrogate for twin boys describes that she enjoys the pleasure in being pregnant and seeing the joy on the biological parents face when they see their
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