Here is a good one for all to ponder and phylosophize over for a while.
It was reported in the news yesterday in Toronto, that there was this married couple in the good old USofA who had tried for several years to have a baby, but couldn't, aparently the woman could not carry to term.
The couple goes to the doctor and the doctor removes a fertile egg from the woman fertilizes from the husband. So far so good?
The fertile egg is then artificially inseminated into the womb of the woman's mother, who carries to term and delivers a baby.
The baby is then given to the woman the daughter who could not carry. The Grandmother is the Biological birth mother of the newborn therefore who is the grandparent? Who is the mother? Is the baby a sister to the woman who could not conceive and carry to term?
What the heck were these people thinking? OR Were they thinking at all?
The daughter would be the mother. Carrying a child does not make you a birth mother. The biological mother would be the person where the egg came from. Just the same as the biological father is where the sperm came from. Biological means sharing the same genes. If she is just carrying the baby she would not share any genes with the child (well besides the hereditary) Same scenario if the woman's/man's sister carried the baby or a complete stranger. They're basically "renting" out their uterus.
kld0517: Think Please. The woman who carried the child is the biological birth mother to the woman who donated the egg for fertilization. In other words the child's maternal grandmother gave birth to her own grandchild from an egg donated by the grandmother's daughter.
EXCUSE ME!! Since when does carrying the child in your belly for nine months not make her the "Birth Mother" AND Biologically speaking the "Birth Mom" and the egg donor would share the same DNA markers too.
Dave: YOU think please. I'm thinking you're confused on how being a surrogate mother works in the example you provided. There are no adoption agreements. The woman carries the child until birth and hands the child over to the parents. You think they don't figure all this out until the child is born? There are plans and documents throughout the entire pregnancy. There are pre-birth court documents that are signed before the baby is even born in the case of a woman carrying another woman and man's embryo. She signs over any rights to the child. If those documents are not signed and filed before the baby is born then the biological parents are idiots for not protecting themselves. If they use her egg and another man's sperm she has more rights.
...i don't know Dave...i guess i'd have to walk in their shoes to know the answer....
I think this song can sum it up nicely....
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