I’m not getting into the moral arguement for or against surrogacy. However, this little tidbit below disturbs me to no end.
For the majority of Growing Generations’ clients who deliver in California, pre-birth parental judgments offer the opportunity for two men or two women (or 1 man or 1 woman if single) to be named parents of their offspring born through surrogacy prior to the birth. These judgments direct the hospital to place the named parents (i.e. 2 men, 1 man, etc.) on the original birth certificates and are available to clients regardless of where they live in the U.S. or the world as long as the child is born in California.
WTF?!?!?!?!?!? I don’t have time to comment on this at length but seriously……WTF?! How can they consider falsified information an OBC? Have they no integrity? Oh what is that you say? They have that magic wand I was looking for earlier? I see. They just wave that wand over the tummy of the walking bun oven and Voila…..”your identity little tater tot is our identity and it is………truth.”
It is an AMENDED birth certificate meaning the truthful information as to the full IDENTITY of said child has been CHANGED.
But then I guess if it were to be a completely accurate and truthful OBC they would have to create a new form and it could get ugly. Now they are using eggs from one person, sperm from another, a completely different woman to carry the baby who then is adopted by two other people. Holy crap, can you imagine THAT clerical disaster?
Tater Tot Original Birth Certificate:
A. Egg Donor
B. Sperm Donor
Tater Tot Amended Birth Certificate:
Adoptive Parent A
Adoptive Parent B (if applicable)
I know there are several variations to this situation that could deem it appropriate to create an OBC even if there is egg or sperm donation (if say a couple uses egg or sperm donation and carries their own baby to term as long as the information on said donor is available for the child) but I can’t help but think the egg/sperm/surrogate scenario is taking things a little too far. I mean talk about an identity crisis.
But I guess it’s all worth it as we are growing the next generation. I just hope that everyone who choses this path is prepared to provide their adult child with the information on every single person who took part in their creation because it’s obvious they aren’t going to get the scoop from their invented….er’ I mean amended…….no wait- original birth certificate.