On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have made headlines again. In addition to their accomplishments as reality television stars, music industry favorites and champions for a variety of social causes and charities, the couple is also raising four beautiful children. While fans in Missouri and around the world enjoy “keeping up with” the latest news on the couple, many may be surprised to learn that the latest addition to the Kardashian/West brood, a son named Psalm, was brought into the world via a surrogacy agreement.
Once considered by many to be a taboo procedure that preyed upon the bodies of underprivileged women, surrogacy advocates like Kim Kardashian West are fighting to change this archaic image. Kim has used her own personal struggle with dangerous pregnancy issues such as preeclampsia to illustrate why a surrogate can be a blessing to a couple that dreams of welcoming a new baby. Sometimes, a couple wants a biological child, but a mother may be unable to carry or deliver the child without great risk of injury or death to herself and/or the unborn child.
Choosing surrogacy is a serious decision, and when a couple is ready to explore the option, they may wonder where to begin. There are agencies that provide the choice of many surrogates, and there are individual women that offer the service independently. Naturally, a couple will want to make sure a surrogate is healthy, trustworthy, and reliable, but surrogacy is also a legal matter.
A Missouri person that wants to learn about a surrogacy agreement might want to consult an experienced attorney. An attorney can help ensure that the legal matters surrounding the process are handled properly. There will also need to be a legal plan in place for the birth of the child, and even prenatal care. Surrogacy is a wonderful gift of life, and with proper planning, a child can be born into a family that will love and care for the the miracle they’ve helped to create.