In 1987, Charlotte Lee agreed to become a traditional surrogate mother for her barren sister. Lee grew up in an abusive home, so she relished the opportunity to help create a loving family for her sister and her husband.
By Katie O’Reilly February 18, 2016 When a woman agrees to become a gestational surrogate—meaning she’ll gestate an IVF-created embryo as it grows into a fetus—she and the commissioning parents will typically sign a legally binding contract. The terms vary widely from contract to contract and state to state, but the vast majority will include a […]
Carrying triplets for complete strangers, the Ontario woman developed first high blood pressure, then congestive heart failure, before she was put into a medically induced coma last fall to save her life — and that of the infants.
An unexpected fallout of the recent earthquake in Nepal was the evacuation by the Israeli government of 26 newborn surrogate babies from the ravaged country even as the mothers, mostly Indian women, were left behind.
“’One of the reasons we have so little consensus in this country or in the world, in terms of legality and the most appropriate ways to regulate [surrogacy], is there’s no consensus in the moral and ethical dimensions.’” Until such a philosophical consensus is reached, there will unfortunately be real, live children caught in the middle.”