Don’t Ignore The Child’s Perspective On Gay Couples Commissioning Babies

January 30, 2017 | Published first in The Federalist

Every week or so, another glossy article is published about a gay couple (or single) who has created children with the help of the ever-growing fertility industry.  The latest: “Gay Men Increasingly Turn to Surrogates to Have Babies.

The article gives an emotional, sympathetic picture of two adult men who used technology to achieve what their joint biology prohibited: having twin daughters. Not surprisingly, the author spends no time considering the emotional wellbeing of the two little humans created through this expensive, exploitive, and experimental process.

Every time I read these articles—always crowned with perfectly-captured family pictures, always from the parent’s perspective—I can’t help but hear the voices of adult children who have suffered because of intentional motherlessness and fatherlessness…

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Katy Faust is the Washington State leader of CanaVox and serves on the academic and testimonial councils for the International Children’s Rights Institute.