There are three types of mothers, the genetic mother (provides the egg and ½ of the genetic code – 23 chromosomes), the gestational mother (she carries the fetus inside her body), and the social mother (contributor to the raising and care of the child). Each is important for the well-being and development of the child.
Surrogacy is not a simple arrangement; it is extremely complex. The relationships can be stressful, overwhelming, and intense. Patience and perseverance are a must.
Both the surrogate and the infertile couple should obtain legal counsel before agreeing to and signing a contract. It is in their best interest to know how the law addresses certain aspects of surrogacy as it pertains to their particular interest.
Disclosure of the surrogate relationship should be limited so as to avoid unwarranted scrutiny.
Many ethical issues have risen out of this unit. The students are highly opinionated. You can be the judge after analyzing some of the facts. I strongly recommend resource intervention; i.e.: body shop, lawyer, psychologist, social work, etc.