The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes the current interest in the reproductive alternative known as surrogate motherhood. Couples unable to have children through other means may seek out surrogacy arrangements as a way of fulfilling their strong and understandable desire to become parents. Surrogacy arrangements, however, are subject to abuse, and surrogate parenting raises specific concerns because of its potential for affecting the well-being of children and their families.

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