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Sep 5, 2006

Here and There..

One thing that really caught my attention in the newspaper today is "Outsourcing Surrogacy" or renting the womb, more and more foreign couples turning to India for surrogate mothers. It was meant to be a casual headline but something stuck me real hard. The term outsourcing in this context makes it all so economic and business-like without any human feelings attached to it, it makes it sound as though it were some service sector and who knows maybe our government would even come up with something like "baby tax" with the moolah involved in it. But actually how hard must it be for a woman to bear the child in the womb for 9 full months and without any attachment surrender the infant to someone else just for money. Will the mother be able to ever stay free from the guilt of letting the kid go.. is the satisfaction that the infant will have a better life enough for giving up someone made of our flesh and blood??? Looking from the childless couples' viewpoint, finding a surrogate mother would be the best, but my thoughts just stuck to the term outsourcing and the economic aspect that the paper was listing out, did not delve into their perspective on this...

The world is abuzz with Steve Irwin's sudden demise with a stingray barb.. got to know this through Keshi's post, read in papers, watched it on TV... and that set me thinking what makes this guy click with millions of viewers across the globe.. My grandparents who dont actually know much of English other than simple sentences used to watch his programs with rapt attention and they used to admire him and this in itself speaks a lot. This guy in his trademark khakis, who dared to face the wrath a lot of people for having put his one-month old son while baiting a croc with food putting off their fears stating he wanted to make his kids "croc-savvy", is something special. Being an animal lover that he is, I always wondered why is he called a croc-hunter when he actually loved them so much, isnt hunter meant to be a totally opposite term??? The viewers loved him, hated him, criticized him, but could not ignore him. Now that I know the pain of losing a loved one, I just hope his family that he left behind copes it all with courage...

11 comments:

Twisted DNA said...

I agree it must be very hard for the (surrogate) mom to let go of the new born. But some couples who want to have kids, surrogacy is the only hope. If the surrogate mom is willing to do it, I see nothing wrong with it

La vida Loca said...

outsourcing pregnancy??!!!
what next?outsourcing the experience of motherhood?No wait..nannies were around for a long time :P

La vida Loca said...

how could I have forgotten?
Thanks for the blogroll ^blush blush^^

itchingtowrite said...

I think we should appreciate the fact that the surrogate moms do such a big favour for the other person in need. Once read an article of a mom who surrogated for her daughter who could not bear children. this way they ensured that the genetic traits of the mother's side also came in to teh child. I think it must also be tough for the woman who forever must be seeing a child born out of a surrogate mom and therefore she knows that the child would have not inherited her genes at all!!

Sush said...

TD and ITW:

You are very right about the surrogacy being the ray of hope for many a childless couples... As my blog title suggests, mine were racing thoughts bothered about a certain thing and thinking along those lines only.. I was kind of taken aback with some words like "womb for rent for $5000, suggesting cheaper options, etc..." :-).. made a few changes there in the blog too in italics.. :-). Thanks for dropping by and sharing the views..

Kalpana said...

I feel this is also becoming commercial, though it's tough for both of them to handle things initially. Instead, raising orphans as your children will be of great help to both of them(parent and child). In this way, everyone will have a good life.

Has to be me said...

In India where poverty rules, I m not surprised to see / hear abt surrogate moms. For them its a means of living & yes it has become more commercial. Also fr the childless couple this is a blessing.
Steve's death is indeed shocking. Hats off to this man who has managed to win so many fans all across the world.

priya said...

This is something new, but have heard of adoption centres. I think helping goes hand in hand if the surrogate mother accepts it.

Keshi said...

**renting the womb

I don't like this idea at all altho it gives a chance to women who cant have kids.



Stevo was infectious. I cant get over his child-like personality that had me in awe. Im so sad Sush. There'll never be another Steve. I guess God loved him too much too that He wanted Steve there. I write this crying.

Keshi.

my life.... said...

hey gal, actually in fact such news appeared in teh newspapers abt 3 months back in singapore...it was where, the chinese couple got a child from an Indian surogate mom ... in fact, i was wondering why particularly india...in fact, news has been quoted that the surrogate mom in India is very much cheaper unlike in UK... moreover these women comes from poor family...so they have no other choice...but of course, nothing is done without their permission... but then those chinese couple did DNA to double confirm...But does this rule out that the child has no biological connection with the surrogate mom? NO! in fact according to the japanese research has shown that certain organelles like mitochondria DNA is inherited during the gestation period from the surrogate mom... so its impossible to say that there is absolutely no biological connection with the child... also surrogate mom not only renting their wombs but also renting their emotions and feelings...can t help it if these women are just helping for the sake of money...

Kuan Gung said...

It's got to be almost impossible from my perspective...however I guess it's all relative...

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