Surrogate mothers have no doubts about handing over the baby

va said: "Twenty of the women said they felt no special bond with the child, and 14 said they did. Surrogate mothers who already knew the commissioning couple were more likely to feel there was a special bond with the child. None of the women reported feeling that the child was like their own."

Although around half of the women initially encountered ambivalence from friends and family to their surrogate pregnancy, the majority reported that the reactions of those around them had become more positive by the time of the interview a year later.

Prof Golombok, director of the Centre, said: "This investigation suggests that surrogacy has been a positive experience for those surrogate mothers we interviewed, and it does not support many of the claims commonly made about surrogacy. For example, none of the women had any doubts about their decision to hand over the child and most of them did not have major problems with the commissioning parents. Although some women experienced psychological difficulties initially after the handover, these were not severe and tended to be short lived, dissipating with time. One year on, only two women reported feeling occasionally upset. Thus there was no evidence of difficulties with respect to those aspects of surrogacy that have been the greatest cause for concern."

Ms Jadva concluded: "Overall, surrogacy appears to be a positive experience for surrogate mothers. Women who decide to embark upon surrogacy often have completed a family of their own and feel they wish to help a couple who would not otherwise be able to become parents. Surrogate mothers often feel a positive sense of self worth, reporting, for example, that seeing their commissioning couples' faces once the child is born makes the whole process worthwhile."


Contact: Emma Mason
European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology

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