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What do you think about surrogacy?

Reading the “adoption horrors stories” thread, I realized lot of people, don’t know if fraus, gays or both; are against surrogacy. Is this a rising stance?

by Anonymousreply 36Last Saturday at 8:07 AM

It's a sophisticated form of human trafficking and child abuse. Babies shouldn't be made-to-order like a piece of designer furniture, and no child should be taken from it's own mother unless necessary. It's barbaric, and no one who "loves" a child would ever do that to him or her.

by Anonymousreply 108/19/2020

Own mother? What are you talking about? Do you even know how surrogacy works? The egg is from a different person that the woman who surrogates. She’s not her mother.

by Anonymousreply 208/19/2020

[quote]Reading the “adoption horrors stories” thread, I realized lot of people, don’t know if fraus, gays or both; are against surrogacy.

It's mostly homophobic w*men.

by Anonymousreply 308/19/2020

[quote]What do you think about surrogacy?

That it ends with a child.

by Anonymousreply 408/19/2020

R3 They talk like it was easy for gay men to adopt. They choices we have when adopting are limited and not very good.

by Anonymousreply 508/19/2020

I personally think's a socially accepted form of eugenics. I know a gay couple who recently used a surrogate to have a child (boy). Because they now have access to the remaining eggs that were harvested, they talk about possibly giving their son a brother. I thought that was so distasteful because they were making it clear their family is being carefully curated.

A lot of gays, especially well-to-do gays, are so egotistical they can only think in terms of their brilliance being passed along, or they're convinced they'd make cute babies. Anyone who truly wants to be a parent and cannot do it naturally would see nothing wrong with adopting. Unfortunately, they would rather demonize children who are up for adoption as being damaged goods.

by Anonymousreply 608/19/2020

We are not suffering from a human shortage on this planet. Stop pumping out babies, period.

by Anonymousreply 708/19/2020

I'm personally against any artificial means of having children, and that goes for anyone and everyone (surrogacy, artificial insemination, etc.). But I also think the number of "natural" conceptions should be limited to only those who can afford to properly raise children and have passed a psychological exam to ensure their mental health as parents. Basically, if it were up to me, there would be far fewer people born every year.

by Anonymousreply 808/19/2020

I'd rather see educated, financially secure people using surrogacy than people who are not emotionally, financially or intellectually prepared popping out unwanted spawn.

by Anonymousreply 908/19/2020

R8 Are you a Mormon or something?

R7 That’s your opinion, you can’t be banning things because your opinion. Would you like Trump banning same sex marriage because his opinion?

Surrogacy does any harm, on the contrary, it provides a wanted baby to a family who is going to love him or her.

by Anonymousreply 1008/19/2020

R8 Are you a Mormon or something?

R7 That’s your opinion, you can’t be banning things because your opinion. Would you like Trump banning same sex marriage because his opinion?

Surrogacy does any harm, on the contrary, it provides a wanted baby to a family who is going to love him or her.

by Anonymousreply 1108/19/2020

Am I a bit nazi for starting to feel like women shouldn’t vote on this pole?

by Anonymousreply 1208/19/2020

There are too many people in the world. If people can't conceive naturally they shouldn't be able to restore to surrogacy or any other artificial means to have a child.

Adopt! There are plenty of children, particularly in developing nations that need homes.

And to top it of all add that all medical effort trying to help people conceive could have their resources used more effectively in other medical areas.

by Anonymousreply 1308/19/2020

R13 Adopt being gay?

by Anonymousreply 1408/19/2020

[quote] Am I a bit nazi for starting to feel like women shouldn’t vote on this pole?

No.

by Anonymousreply 1508/19/2020

How many children are born every year through surrogates?

Gay men using surrogates are not the ones overpopulating the planet.

But I do support mandatory sterilization for ciswomen.

by Anonymousreply 1608/19/2020

I think about it like I think about abortion. The choice should be left to the woman who is pregnant.

by Anonymousreply 1708/19/2020

Major Oh dear above!

by Anonymousreply 1808/19/2020

I have no issue with someone wanting a biological child and using whatever means they can to make that happen. In theory, I have no issue with adoption or fostering, but it takes a strong, special person to take on someone else's rejects.

by Anonymousreply 1908/19/2020

no judging here, but if i wanted a child that badly, i would marry a woman, have a family and get dick on the side.

by Anonymousreply 2008/19/2020

You sound pathetic, R20.

by Anonymousreply 2108/19/2020

Who cares? To be trite: MYBODYMYCHOICE

If someone wants to rent out their womb for big cash, why not? Servants across the centuries had to whip out their tits to feed the babies of the wealthy (wet nurse) at no choice of their own.

Shocker: there’s also a tit milk industry for people that can’t/won’t breastfeed themselves, are surrogate parents, or for whatever other reason.

And if someone wants designer progeny, again: who cares? Far worse things those with income could waste their money on. Adoption is not easy and fostering can be VERY challenging and you’d rather raise your own child.

Let people make their own choices.

by Anonymousreply 2208/19/2020

R21 you do understand that this is 90 percent more common then surrogacy. It is the default method of child raising, dick on the side or not

by Anonymousreply 2308/19/2020

For the people who think it's take a special kind of person to adopt, you should know that it's hard to raise biological children too. They don't turn out the way you want and they're often huge disappointments. Ask your own parents. It's especially hard when that person's mother is some "donor" with a family you don't even know. At least when you're raising it with the other biological parent, you have someone to share the burden. I'm glad I'm not going to be that surrogate kid. Sounds like a creepy family.

by Anonymousreply 2408/19/2020

Not saying it's easy, but it's just different when the child is biologically related to you R24. I don't care what anyone says.

by Anonymousreply 2508/19/2020

It should be said that most couples using surrogates are straight, and straight people enforce the nuclear family norm. I have a lot of sympathy for those who want children, but I wish more people would accept childlessness as a valid state. Yes, the wish for children is inherent to a great degree, but societal pressure is a huge factor. I'm torn because I do feel especially for gay couples, but I feel the ethical issues aren't being addressed in the rush to make surrogacy legal.

R22, it's not a bad analogy. Even a little over a hundred years ago, poor women were put into servitude when hired as wet nurses for middle class women. Usually they were forced to separate from their own babies, most of whom died. Such women weren't even seen as human - they were merely producers of breast milk.

On the other hand, in many cultures where wealthy children were placed with foster families, they were seen as having a kind of kinship. Perhaps that could be an analogy for the cases where surrogacy occurs as a gesture of love or friendship.

by Anonymousreply 2608/19/2020

[quote] Not saying it's easy, but it's just different when the child is biologically related to you [R24]. I don't care what anyone says.

So, biology should matter for you, but not the child? Pure selfishness. As I said, I'm glad I'm not that kid. Or toy, rather.

by Anonymousreply 2708/19/2020

r20 I wonder what proportion of gay men used to do that, what proportion do that now and whether surrogacy ,adoption and coparenting with a female friend whilst being openly gay are going to be game changers in reducing the number of gay men who marry women so they can become dads and have relationships or dick on the side?

by Anonymousreply 2802/17/2021

Bump!!

by Anonymousreply 2902/22/2021

I've posted a number of times about this: my partner and I have two kids that we had through surrogacy. Surrogacy is a very personal decision and I am very happy we had our kids that way. All surrogacy situations are different - but our relationship with the egg donor and our two surrogates is very nice. No issues. Dlers can rant and rave about surrogacy - but unless you have been through it, keep your fuckin; mouths shut.

by Anonymousreply 3002/23/2021

r30 I am glad things worked out so well for you. May I ask please at what age you were when you became a father and do you think you will have a third child? Did you receive any backlash from other gay men in your local community who you know personally?

by Anonymousreply 3102/24/2021

R30, are you the biological father of one of your kids and is your husband the biological father of the other?

I'm glad that a lot of guys here are finally admitting that it is a natural urge to want a child or a mini me. Not for everyone, but for a lot of people. I used to be less for donated eggs and surrogacy, but now I've been hearing about how hard it is to get a kid other ways. Fostering would just suck, that kid might get taken from you any minute. It seems very hard to get an American baby (so much competition and the parents would probably want money for the baby), and other countries mostly adopt out kids who have fetal alcohol syndrome or something just as bad. Yes, there are plenty of kids who need good homes but it's a giant mess.

I worked with one woman who fosters kids, I guess she can't have any of her own. She's very against abortion and I wondered if it was partly because she thinks that if there were no abortions there would be more unwanted babies around and she could adopt one.

by Anonymousreply 3202/24/2021

I'm for altruistic surrogacy, which is the law in Canada. But I'm against commercial surrogacy which is the case in the US. It doesn't sit right with me that you can rent a womb. And women who are poor might me desperate. Kids are not properties to sell and buy. On the other hand if you do it because you want to help couples who have no other way to receive, then it's fine. But no money should change hands, other than expenses for the IVF treatment.

by Anonymousreply 3302/24/2021

R33 But I am sure you are fine with porn?

by Anonymousreply 3402/24/2021

It is not the job of gay men to fix the lives of straight people. It is fine if someone wants to adopt. But, why should gay men have to do that if they do not want to and be stuck with the children that straight people were either unwilling or unable to care for.

by Anonymousreply 3502/24/2021

R30 (ProudPapa) here

R31 (SurvivingAngel): my partner and I were older when we had kids (50 and 60). It was/is rough - but we have wonderful family (complete with an 18-month old puppy). We are not going to have a third. Two kids is plenty (we have a girl and a boy) and we didn't experience any backlash from other gays, though honestly, a majority of our friends were/are straight.

R32: Yes. My partner is the biological father of our daughter and I am the biological father of our son. Both of our kids have the same egg donor/bio-mom.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Saturday at 8:07 AM
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