Livermore, California (WiredPRNews.com) — Commercial surrogacy is banned in most countries of the world and in most states in America. There are no laws on banning or against surrogacy here in California. A 1993 court case decision, Johnson v. Calvert, gave the parents all rights to a surrogate born child. This makes California commercial surrogacythe the best bet for infertile couples seeking surrogate mother along with lesbian mothers and gay men wanting to do same sex parenting. Your name is arranged to be placed on the birth certificate. Your child is automatically a U.S. citizen. Some 25 states have laws on surrogacy. Most of the states forbid the payment of a surrogate fee and require they be a married couple only. In 5 states it is a criminal offense.
Infertility affects 14% of the population. There are reports that figure will increase due to obesity and sexually transmitted diseases. Apparently, women who are overweight do not ovulate as well. Cases of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, that has a risk of infertility with it have doubled in the last decade.
The swing in favor of the benefits of commerical surrogacy is being driven by having your own biological blood related baby, increases in infertility and more same sex parenting. In order to handle all the details for you our agency has a team consisting of an attorney to watch over the agreement and the trust account, a psychologist to make sure the woman becoming a surrogate mother is emotionally stable and a top fertility clinic.
There have been over 30,000 surrogate births and one million, IVF’s, in vitro fertilizations. Less than 1% of the births had surrogacy issues. Most of those were in the early days when there was hardly any case law. The notion that women willing to become a surrogate mother will get attached to the child she carries is a myth. There is a contract signed and a surrogate fee paid. For example, in a 1998 case here in California, Buzzanca v. Buzzanca, the court ruled that the child was lawfully the intended parents, as they are known. This was even though there was no genetic link to the child by either parents (surrogates egg and anonymous sperm donor).
The acceptance of surrogacy is here to stay. Women willing to become a surrogate mother are the most carring people in the world. They sacrifice their body and their family for those that need help having a precious baby. They after all, give the gift of life. Please contact us with any questions about laws on surrogacy in your area.