A major reason why so many of the issues relating to children in surrogacy situations are overlooked is that such a strong emphasis is generally placed upon any problems that might arise with the egg providers, surrogates, and intended parents. But the evidence clearly shows that surrogate children have their own unique types of issues that must be considered by the intended parents in order to facilitate a healthy and positive environment. These are some of the most common problems with the children involved in the surrogacy that you’ll want to watch out for.
Different countries, different laws
Sometimes, the laws of the country in which a child is born differ from the laws where the intended parents live. In those cases, special documentation is needed to make sure the legal process goes through. It’s crucial to research all appropriate information related to your unique surrogacy thoroughly to avoid holdups in the process that may lead to distressing complications for the children.
C-sections are often overused at clinics
It is common for cesarean sections to be in regular use at fertility clinics, essentially to speed up the birthing process. But this practice not only puts the gestational mother at a greater risk than vaginal delivery, it can also cause negative health effects for the child as well. There are many intended parents in surrogacy arrangements who make a point to ensure that the contract they create does not include the requirement of a scheduled C-section.
Another common issue that arises with surrogate children is an uncertainty about who they are – everything from their family, to their nationality, all the way up to their very identity. It’s important that all surrogate parents pay careful attention to this problem because it isn’t very well understood and tends to have deep-seated psychological effects.