Intro by Mag. Marie Kern, Marion Circuit Court
Parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a whole new set of challenges—e-learning, boundaries between children and parents working remotely, social distancing, play dates via Zoom, challenges with parenting time between high conflict parents and looming decisions about school attendance for the coming school year.
All of this prompted me to begin thinking about those parents and prospective parents who were and are struggling to grow their families. Reproductive assistance has changed the lives of so many and made it possible for families to expand, but given the current limitations we have been dealing with in access to medical care and procedures, travel restrictions on a global scale and the uncertainty of things to come, what impact is this having on surrogacy, international adoptions and ongoing reproductive procedures?
This article sheds some light on considerations impacting surrogacy during the pandemic.
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