Surrogacy360 is a project of the Center for Genetics and Society (CGS). CGS and collaborating partner Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) launched Surrogacy360 in 2016 as a unique resource for individuals and organizations seeking information independent of industry influence. CGS became the primary sponsor for Surrogacy360 in 2019 when OBOS transitioned to a volunteer-run organization.
CGS is a non-profit organization working to encourage responsible uses and effective governance of human genetic and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). We focus on mobilizing scholars, social justice activists, scientists, and bioethicists to help shape public debate and policies on human biotechnologies. An organizations with a longstanding commitment to raising awareness about the social justice and human rights implications of ART, CGS advocates for policies and practices that advance reproductive, LGBTQ, disability, and racial justice in the ART landscape. Areas of focus include health, safety, equity, and ethical issues with regard to surrogacy, egg retrieval, in vitro fertilization, and controversial proposals to use heritable human gene editing for reproduction.
CGS’s past and current funders on assisted reproduction and international commercial surrogacy include the Open Society Foundations, Appleton Foundation, Lyman B. Brainerd Jr. Family Foundation, Heimbinder Family Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Marisla Foundation, and Winiarski Family Foundation. CGS is a project of the Tides Center.
Surrogacy360 is funded through the generous support of the Open Society Foundations.