Generally, in Western countries (UK, Canada, and USA), the experience of surrogacy is psychologically positive for the surrogate mother, the intended parents and the children. In addition to legal regulations that ensure the integrity of those involved, the altruistic motivation of the surrogate mother, a quality relationship and a stable bond between the participants promote the well-being of all. Children born by surrogacy need, like the rest, to know their origins and history, as this will have an impact on their identity. They usually understand the process perfectly and are grateful.
Psychological aspects of gestational surrogacy
The long experience in surrogate pregnancies in Western countries, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and several states in the USA, has provided insight into how to ensure the psychological welfare of the people involved.
Albiol, L.M., Carone, N., Figueiredo, B., & Martinez, M. (2021) Psychological aspects of gestational surrogacy. Investigacion Y Ciencia, 106, 22-29.
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