Canadian 'Win a Baby' Radio Contest Sparks Debate
An Ottawa radio station is holding a controversial new contest in which the prize is up to three cycles of fertility treatments for couples who cannot conceive naturally. To enter, couples need to write a letter to the station explaining why they need the treatments. Finalists will need to undergo a consultation with a fertility specialist and submit a reference from a family doctor.
In July, a British charity held a similar contest, selling raffle tickets for a single IVF, donor egg, or surrogacy cycle.
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Well, this case obviously evokes controversial thoughts. Still I would take a radio station side. As programs for infertility couples a very expensive. Sometimes couples don’t even know how much they will spend at the end of the program. And speaking about other countries, like Ukraine or Russia, to me one must think twice before use service there. There are lots of commercials of Ukrainian reproductive clinics in internet. One clinic even has their own baseball team. Maybe with the use of foreigners’ money they could allowed such extravagance but still it isn’t tell much about medicine level.Read More
One can heard today much information about Ukraine. And very often it concerns surrogacy programs. It is legal in this country. And thus Europeans go there. They use surrogacy in Ukraine without problems. They do it because they can have big problems at home. I mean it is banned in most European countries. In Ukraine it is even cheaper. But I doubt towards the service. Ukraine is not European state speaking about standards and level of service.Read More
I am a mother through surrogacy in Ukraine. There is a nice clinic with affordable prices. Don’t want to focus on clinic, but service there deserves to be mentioned. Despite our desire we were unsure about that Centre till we sit in a clinic’s car at the airport. We met nice stuff, well-educated specialists and really stunning surrogate mother. Our experience couldn’t have been better. And I am also a Christian and raising my son as a Christian. You may not believe in surrogacy, but you kind of have to - it exist. Before spouting vitriol speak to someone like me who actually knows what goes on with surrogacy. Come and meet our surrogate, out friend, who carried our baby in a foreign country. Take a look at how proud she is and what she has gone on to do. A gift like surrogacy, commercial or not, gives a lot of karmic brownie points in Hindu religion. Then again, some probably don't "believe" that others can have different faiths to Christianity and also be right.Read More