Effects and outcomes of third party reproduction Parents
Third-party reproduction is rapidly increasing. It involves a number of complex decisions that are better negotiated with guidance from a mental health professional.
Dorothy A. Greenfeld, L.C.S.W.
Volume 104, Issue 3, Pages 520-524
Third-party reproduction has introduced a host of changing family constellations. Research has shown that children conceived through third-party reproduction are doing well psychologically and developmentally, but what about their parents? How have they coped with the transition to third-party reproduction? Has the experience impacted their marital stability or the quality of their parenting? This review will address parents of children conceived through oocyte donation, parents of children conceived through gestational surrogacy, and gay male parents of children conceived through oocyte donation and gestational surrogacy.