The threat of COVID-19 has affected the lives of many, including people involved in international surrogacy arrangements. As this article explains, international travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, and limits on returning home with their newborn children are all realities people in surrogacy relationships have faced as the pandemic has spread.
By Ellen Trachman | Above The Law | March 18, 2020
Above the Law highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the legal landscape of international surrogacy. Read how delayed agreements, changes to physical contact guidelines, and travel restrictions are affecting surrogates, egg providers, and intended parents.
By Miranda Paige | Dakota News Now | January 30, 2020
Advocates for limiting commercial surrogacy are speaking out in favor of a South Dakota bill that would make the practice a misdemeanor. As this article reports, one primary concern is that “people will take medical risks with their own health and life because they need the money.”
House Bill 1096 would make brokering a surrogacy contract a Class 1 misdemeanor. It would also make any commercial surrogacy contract, whether entered into in South Dakota or any other state, unenforceable and void in South Dakota.
This article tells the story of Karen, a woman who carried two surrogate pregnancies and became chronically depressed after the second one. Despite being treated well during her pregnancies, Karen says she has been left to fend for herself in the face of an expensive and debilitating condition directly related to the birth.
By Reveal | The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX | Sept. 15, 2018
Originally broadcast in June 2017, around the 40th anniversary of in vitro fertilization, this podcast follows a couple that “puts its trust in a fertility clinic that promises more than it can deliver.” It explores the world of fertility treatment and the clinics and intended parents it brings together with promises of forming families.