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Facts about Surrogacy

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All states recognize birth certificates from surrogacy births.

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In 1989, mainly in response to the Baby M case, the American Bar Association penned two alternative surrogacy laws.

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Surrogacy arrangements involve not only the couple and the surrogate mother, but the child as well.

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Criticism has been levied that in the United States, surrogacy is treated like a business process, with many surrogacy "firms" dedicated to the practice.

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The arguments against surrogacy include a consideration of the interests of the surrogate mother and the rights of the child.

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Surrogacy has a long history, but was not formally recognized until the late twentieth century.

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After this, surrogacy was marketed as a solution for women with fertility issues.

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Western Europe and Australia have developed tight surrogacy laws which still allow the practice but make it difficult for the surrogate mother to receive proper financial compensation.

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The United States allows surrogacy to some degree in most states, with only a handful banning it completely.

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Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for others to raise.

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There has also been some religious opposition to surrogacy.

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One of the main concerns of surrogacy is the treatment of children as commodities.

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Adoption laws vary concerning same-gender couples, which places more difficulty on such couples choosing surrogacy when many places consider surrogacy and adoption to be very similar.

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Surrogacy can be considered paying for the creation of children.

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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community has also looked to surrogacy as a means of starting a family.

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There has also been considerable debate over the ethics of surrogacy.

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Many Eastern European and Asian countries allow surrogacy.

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Firms and companies began to spring up dedicated to promoting surrogacy and taking care of surrogate mothers.

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The clearest argument for supporting surrogacy is that it allows couples who want a family, but who were prevented from having one by infertility, to have a child.

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Within a few years of this, nineteen states adopted stances on surrogacy.

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Most of these were penned to discourage surrogacy and prevent the arrangement and monetary benefit of third parties.