Three Models of Surrogacy



Currently just two forms of surrogacy arrangement are recognized: altruistic and commercial. Altruistic surrogates are not paid. This seems unfair to many people, given the risky and arduous nature of pregnancy. Commercial surrogates receive financial compensation. However, this gives rise to the concern that they are motivated only by money and not by a desire to help others. This chapter introduces a third way, the professional model, which is based on an analogy to the caring professions. It treats surrogates fairly by paying them, while at the same acknowledging that their motives are good.


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  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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