Quote from the "Son of a Surrogate" Blog

Quote from the "Son of a Surrogate" Blog

It looks to me like I was bought and sold. You can dress it up with as many pretty words as you want. You can wrap it up in a silk freaking scarf. You can pretend these are not your children. You can say it is a gift or you donated your egg to the IM. But the fact is that someone has contracted you to make a child, give up your parental rights and hand over your flesh and blood child. I dont care if you think I am not your child, what about what I think! Maybe I know I am your child.When you exchange something for money it is called a commodity.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Links to interesting articles

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/nyregion/in-surrogacy-case-nj-supreme-court-is-deadlocked-over-whom-to-call-mom.html?smid=pl-share

This subject for the link is within

http://anonymousus.org

Here is the mission statement from the website:
The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest opinions about reproductive technologies and family fragmentation. We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones.
We honor and are forever thankful for the courageous minds among the donor-conceived who have worked tirelessly before us for justice and education on the ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) family experience. We hold these story-tellers, educators and leaders in high esteem and are forever grateful for all of the sacrifices they have made to improve family policy and thus quality of life for all parties. We also acknowledge that many members of the ART community have serious opinions and experiences regarding their family structure that they'd like to add to the discussion, but feel they cannot because of a need for privacy.This project gives them an opportunity to be heard without having to reveal their identity and potentially hurt their loved ones. Though anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, anonymity in story-telling will help reveal it.
We hope that The Anonymous Us Project will fill out the conversation on reproductive technologies. We hope it will inspire more truth and transparency. We hope it will help shape healthier families and happier people.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/04/us/kansas-sperm-donation/index.html

A case where a person who intended to be solely a donor, is now being sued for child support.

http://www.cbc-network.org/issues/making-life/surrogacy/

This link is to a non-profit group who looks at all bio-ethical issues. In surrogacy, and sperm/ egg donation world this group is a great voice for the products from these conceptions.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/05/india-surrogates-impoverished-die

This is an article about how foreign surrogates are treated. In the quest to be able to go through the surrogacy process more cheaply women who are living in poverty are putting their lives on the line. 

http://sonofasurrogate.tripod.com/

This is a blog written by another product of traditional product of surrogacy like myself. His blog was the first connection I had to another person like myself. 

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