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Author Danna, Daniela, author.

Title Contract children : questioning surrogacy / Daniela Danna.

Publication Info. Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Surrogate motherhood is expanding all over the world. Debates rage over how public policy should consider the signing away of the parental rights of birth mothers in favor of a 'commissioning' couple or an individual. In this book, Daniela Danna describes the situation in English-speaking countries and worldwide, from California to Greece, presenting the legal alternatives regulating (or not) these peculiar exchanges. Should surrogacy remain a private agreement' Should it be treated as an enforceable contract' Are surrogate mothers workers' What happens inside the countries that have chosen different ways of handling this new and controversial matter' And, the most important question of all: How can we live in this era of new techno-medical possibilities and try to stay human' Can we resist commodification in the field of human relations concerning procreation'Contract Children discusses the different ways available to obtain a child through surrogate motherhood. It is fundamental reading for anyone wanting to be involved in the surrogacy process. It gives prospective surrogate mothers and infertile couples the background information necessary for their own informed decision. It is also an essential instrument for policy makers and activists in the field of women's rights, social justice, and children's rights. The question of how to publicly deal with surrogate motherhood touches upon our social vision of motherhood, ultimately marking the position of women in contemporary society.
Contents Introduction; Chapter 1) Familial constellations; What is surrogacy?; First BIG question: Who is the mother?; Actors in the agreement; Second BIG question: Whom does a newborn belong to?; Chapter 2) From conception to the baby; Fertilization and the beginning of pregnancy; The pregnancy results -- Delivery and detachment; Chapter 3) Baby and the law; From status to contract; The contract versus the agreement; Regulations and slippery slopes; Suspended babies; Human rights of surrogacy babies; Chapter 4) Mothers and others; The subjective experience; Are they workers?; Bad women.
Money makingRelationships and conflicts; Conclusion: ethical surrogacy; References.
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Subject Human reproductive technology -- Psychological aspects.
Surrogate motherhood -- Social aspects.
Surrogate motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Surrogate mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Surrogate mothers -- United States.
Parenting -- Psychological aspects.
Parent and child.
Genre/Form Ethics
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Danna, Daniela. Contract Children : Questioning Surrogacy. New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©2016 9783838207803
ISBN 9783838267807 (electronic bk.)
383826780X (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00655135 Recorded Books