Brenda O’Brien’s Op-Ed “Surrogacy Splits Motherhood into Bits” published on March 23 addresses the surrogacy segment featured on the RTE’s Prime Time, which aired in March 2014. Dean Hutchison, Director of Legal Services at Circle Surrogacy, had the privilege to represent our agency and clarify legal issues regarding surrogacy in the United States during his debate with Ms. O’Brien.
In the below article, Dean Hutchison addresses some of O'Brien's inaccuracies as well as presents another viewpoint on what seems to be a one-sided argument.
Surrogates have been referred to as gestational carriers for the past 20 years. It is the legal term that was used by the first court to distinguish traditional surrogates, who relinquished their own genetic child, from women who were merely carrying the child of another. The term is the proper one in the US, and the only type of surrogacy that is permitted in most US states.
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Jen Rachman, social worker at Circle Surrogacy, contributes to Cure Magazine in "The other option: Surrogacy after cancer."
The custody battle over Baby M was the first time a court considered surrogacy. Today’s families are created in many different ways. But have we resolved the question of surrogacy? To learn more about present day surrogacy, The New York Times' Retro Report interviews John Weltman, president and founder of Circle Surrogacy.
Ireland’s RTÉ television network called upon Circle Surrogacy for its expertise during a live debate segment that aired on March 18, 2014. Dean Hutchison, Director of Legal Services, appeared on Prime Time, to discuss surrogacy in the United States. Public debate about surrogacy has spiked in Ireland recently, as Ireland’s Minister of Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, published proposed surrogacy legislation in January 2014. In the segment, Dean speaks about Circle’s visit to Ireland to meet with intended parents, Circle’s perspective on open relationships with surrogates and egg donors, the differences between surrogacy in the United States and elsewhere, and what motivates surrogates.