Should Adoption Be Legal? Essay

1429 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
In today’s world, everyone is pressured to get married and have kids either by society, friends or family. When you’re in a relationship for a while, questions are asked: “When are you getting married?” Once you’re married: “When are you having kids?” Couples have an intense amount of pressure to start families. When the couple is finally ready to have kids, after many failed attempts they may find out they are incapable of producing children of their own. This can be one of the most devastating times. If adoption doesn’t appeal to the couple, another option is surrogacy.
Surrogacy is the practice by which a woman carries and gives birth to a child for a couple who cannot have a child on their own. There are two types of methods: Traditional and Gestational. Traditional is usually the cheaper of the two, however it is less commonly used. The surrogate mother is impregnated with semen from the intended father or sperm donor and uses her own eggs. This means that the surrogate mother has genetic relation to the child. It can be done at home using an insemination kit or at a fertility clinic. Gestational is the more popular choice and the most effective. However, this is the most expensive choice. This is when a surrogate is implanted with an embryo created using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents, a donated egg fertilized with the sperm of the intended father or an embryo created by donor eggs and sperm. Many couples choose surrogacy because this still gives the…

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