Briefly explain why some infertile couples in the us

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13.Briefly explain why some infertile couples in the U.S., Britain, and elsewhere want to “hire” women in India to have their children. Why do some Indian women choose to do this? What are the criticisms? Answer: Most couples do so because they have made numerous attempts to have a child without success. The couple, if they decide upon surrogacy, find out that it can cost more than $50,000 in the U.S. In contrast, the same thing in India can be only $2,250 to $5,000 plus medical expenses. Women may choose to do this because it lift women up: it provides money for their household and makes them more independent. The typical woman in India might earn more for one surrogate pregnancy than she would earn in fifteen years for other kinds of employment. However, some have criticized the practice of commercial surrogacy. Some feel that a mother should give birth to her child because it is hers and she loves it, not because she is being paid to have someone else’s baby. Othersworry about the possible mistreatment of low-income women who may be exploited or may suffer long-term emotional damage.Page: 364LO: 914.Discuss the major issues associated with adoption, teenage pregnancies, single-parent households, and two-parent households.Answer: Adoption is a legal process through which the rights and duties of parenting are transferred from a child’s biological and/or legal parents to new legal parents. This procedure gives the adopted child all the rights of a biological child. In most adoptions, a new birth certificate is issued and the child has no future contact with the biological parents; however, some states have “right-to-know” laws under which adoptive parents must grant the biological parents visitation rights. Matching children who are available for adoption with prospective parents can be difficult. Although thousands of children are available for adoption each year in the United States, many prospective parents seek out children in developing nations like South Korea and India. The primary reason is that the available children in the United States are thought to be “unsuitable.” They may have disabilities, or they may be sick, nonwhite, or too old. In addition, fewer infants are available for adoption today than in the past because better means of contraception exist, abortion is more readily available, and more unmarried teenage parents decide to keep their babies. Teenage pregnancies are a popular topic in the media and political discourse,and the United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the Western industrialized world. Teenage pregnancies have also been of concern to analysts who suggest that teenage mothers may be less skilled as parenting, are less likely to complete high school that their counterparts without children, and possess few economic and social supports other than their relatives. In addition, the increase in births among unmarried teenagers may have negative long-term consequences for mothers and their children, who have
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