SENATE JUDICIARY COMM., SURROGATE PARENTING
IN NEW YORK: A PROPOSAL FOR LEGISLATIVE REFORM, at 40 (1987) [hereinafter SURROGATE PARENTING
IN N.Y.] (proposing regulation of contractual surrogacy in New York and discussing the law in other states).
Care-taking roles are referred to as custodial or surrogate parenting
in the literature.
I am a member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, a group of 25 clergy, physicians, lawyers, hospital administrators, nurses, ethicists and social workers who have been drafting proposed bioethical legislation since 1985 on such issues as organ transplants, assisted suicide, surrogate parenting
, prenatal testing, withdrawal and withholding of life support systems, and a host of other questions involving patients' rights.
Stories of positive and negative outcomes in surrogate parenting
can leave some people aroused with negative emotions--ranging from distaste to revulsion--while others would say that there is nothing wrong, in principle, with surrogate parenthood.
No credit is allowed for the adoption of a taxpayer's spouse's child or a surrogate parenting
Bill Handel, of the Centre for Surrogate Parenting
and Egg Donation in Los Angeles says we should let him organise the arrangement on a professional footing, charging around pounds 40,000 a baby.
Speaking from the Centre for Surrogate Parenting
and Egg Donation in Beverly Hills, California, he said: "I want to do a TV interview and meet the Press in Dublin.
Handel set up his agency - the Centre for Surrogate Parenting
and Egg Donation - in 1979.
After deliberating for more than a year, the Task Force released its report, "Surrogate Parenting
: Analysis and Recommendations for Public Policy," in May.
The former 'Real Housewives of D.C.' stars have held discussions with professionals at the Northern Virginia Centre for Surrogate Parenting
a few days ago over their plans to undergo the process as soon as possible.
But some, including the Centre for Surrogate Parenting
, which has helped 25 Irish couples become parents, charge EUR60,000.
Find more about surrogate parenting
and links to related Internet sites at www.advocate.com