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Where can I find a surrogate mother?

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There are several ways you can find a surrogate mother. Sometimes, you can ask a friend or relative to be a surrogate for you. It's somewhat controversial, but because of the high cost of surrogacy and the complex legal issues it raises about parental rights, a tried-and-tested family relationship can be simpler to manage.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine accepts certain family ties as acceptable for surrogates. It generally discourages surrogacy, though, if the child would carry the same genes as a child born of incest between close relatives.

SOURCES:

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Third Party Reproduction."

The Ethics Committee. Fertility and Sterility, November 2003.

The National Infertility Association: "Surrogacy," "Myths about Surrogates."

Sreenivas, K. and Campo-Engelstein, L. Cancer Treatment and Research, 2010.

Saul, S. The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2009.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion, February 2008: 'Surrogate Motherhood.'"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: "Third Party Reproduction."

The Ethics Committee. Fertility and Sterility, November 2003.

The National Infertility Association: "Surrogacy," "Myths about Surrogates."

Sreenivas, K. and Campo-Engelstein, L. Cancer Treatment and Research, 2010.

Saul, S. The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2009.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion, February 2008: 'Surrogate Motherhood.'"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 6, 2019

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