Friday, August 20, 2010
Lately I've been in a lot of conversations which center on surrogate motherhood. I've heard lots of opinions. For example, one of my sisters-in-law on the Enger side would do it in a heartbeat for someone she really loved, and the other feels really hesitant about it. I know someone who just had a baby via a surrogate mother (in this case, the surrogate mother was a woman she did not know), and it seems more widely practiced. I have mixed feelings about surrogate motherhood, and was interested if the Church has said anything aboutit, and so I looked it up in Tim's Church Handbook of Instructions. The only thing they say is that they strongly discourage it. I feel like I can see the wisdom in discouraging it, but I am interested in what you think. What are your thoughts on it?