The mother, whose identity has not been revealed, is thought to live in California and is believed to have got connected with the couple through the Center for Surrogate Parenting
in Encino, Contactmusic reported.
A source close to the pair revealed the baby's mother was recruited via a surrogate parenting
facility in Encino, California, and is "several months" into her pregnancy.
Bill's Passage Is Culmination of 20-Year Campaign by Center for Surrogate Parenting
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born to an unnamed woman after she was implanted with a donor egg from a second woman at Surrogate Parenting
This edition has new chapters on quality and safety education and collective bargaining; updated safety coverage throughout the text; new content on the jurisprudence exams and discussions of ethical and bioethical issues such as stem cell research, surrogate parenting
, abortion, and gene typing; more emphasis on communication skills; discussions of "never events," pay-for-performance, and the relationship of cost, quality, and value in health care delivery; new case studies; and new coverage of technologies, disaster planning, legal issues, and the 2010 NCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan.
Openly discussed is surrogate parenting
and how to help a child adapt into a new home and family.
Three US organisations - Intended Parents, The Centre for Surrogate Parenting
and Surrogate Alternatives - have between them arranged babies for 30 Irish couples.
is prospering as a real solution for childless couples for whom there is no other choice, it is claimed.
Care-taking roles are referred to as custodial or surrogate parenting
in the literature.
I am a member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, a group of 25 clergy, physicians, lawyers, hospital administrators, nurses, ethicists and social workers who have been drafting proposed bioethical legislation since 1985 on such issues as organ transplants, assisted suicide, surrogate parenting
, prenatal testing, withdrawal and withholding of life support systems, and a host of other questions involving patients' rights.
A conservative estimate, based on surveying surrogate parenting
service Web sites, starts at about $32,000, excluding egg donation, medical treatment and delivery costs.
Stories of positive and negative outcomes in surrogate parenting
can leave some people aroused with negative emotions--ranging from distaste to revulsion--while others would say that there is nothing wrong, in principle, with surrogate parenthood.