Surrogacy is illegal in the majority of Europe and the public can have a negative perception of the surrogacy process. This can lead towards the stigmatization and negative attitudes towards families through surrogacy and the children born through surrogacy. This forum will discuss:

  • Common issues facing families through surrogacy
  • How children are impacted by these views
  • What studies and research show about outcomes for children through surrogacy
  • What similar families face in countries where surrogacy is better accepted
  • How increased awareness and education can help change attitudes towards surrogacy families in Europe 
  • Specific initiatives individuals and organizations can take to help combat these negative stereotypes

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