Surrogate Mother Compassion

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Register to read the introduction… They already have children of their own and they know that there is nothing better than that in the whole world. I think that they are being very compassionate by giving that gift to a couple that can’t have children on their own. I especially feel that the ones that do it for their family members and don’t accept compensation are being …show more content…
She has the right to privacy. When a woman signs up to be a surrogate mother through a surrogacy agency she is kept anonymous until all parties involved meet together. During the pregnancy the surrogate mother has a right to her privacy as long as she isn’t doing anything that could harm the fetus (Hagy, 2010). The surrogate has the right to professional counseling even in the early discussions of the surrogacy. It takes a certain kind of woman to enter into a surrogacy contract and it is important for the woman to be sure that she will be able to surrender custody of the child to the intended parents. The surrogate also has a right to have all of her medical expenses related to the pregnancy paid for by the intended parents (Hagy, 2010). In most cases the surrogate mother has no parental rights to the child. She signs a contract surrendering those rights to the intended parents (Hagy, 2010). …show more content…
There are no laws in Massachusetts that directly address surrogacy. There have been recent court rulings in favor of surrogacy contracts. Surrogacy contracts are considered valid as long as the surrogate mother consents until at least four days after the birth and she receives no compensation outside of her hospital expenses. There have been other stipulations such as the informed consent of the surrogate’s husband. The intended mother must be physically unable to bear children. The surrogate must already have at least one child of her own. All of the parties involved are required to undergo psychological evaluation. All parties involved are entitled to legal counsel. Custody is still dependant on the court’s determination of the best interest of the child (Fertility Authority,

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