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Surrogacy has existed since biblical times when Abraham used Hagar Sarais slave as a surrogate to conceive a baby since Sarai was barrenGenesis 16 Even though surrogacy proves as an alternative method for having children several downsides surface during the whole process Many couples who cannot produce kids of their own look to surrogacy as their best option Surrogacy causes many complications when other choices offer a better outcome Although couples look for surrogacy as an answer to the problem couples must look into high cost contract violations and indecisive surrogates that all go into play of surrogacy issues For example adoption offers a much more reasonable and reliable source for receiving a baby Why would a couple not just adopt an existing child The adoption process is a total length of on average 9 months to a year while the surrogacy procedures can last as long as 13 to 17 months Cook In one recent case intended parents receiving a child from surrogacy chose to abort the children because the surrogate was due to birth twins The surrogate claimed that she could not afford to support the twins so adopting them herself became impossible MailOnline Since the intended parent of this child and the surrogate did not take responsibility for the babies the court placed them in foster care In hindsight the intended couple could have adopted a child in the first place and one fortunate child would be rescued from the foster care system In addition surrogacy costs great amounts of money and some states even consider it as baby selling Michigan Florida Nebraska Kentucky and Indiana have banned surrogacy completely Myers In a bigger picture every country besides the United States bans surrogacy The average surrogacy expenses can range from as little as 30000 dollars to 120000 depending on the surrogates needs The adoption of one baby approximately cost 18000 and 23000 for two babies Herron During an interview
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