January 15, 2020 Art: Law & Practice

One Healthy Baby at a Time

Lila Newberry Bradley

When hopeful parents must use assisted reproductive technologies to grow their family, they face significant costs—both financial and emotional. As they consult with the doctors, lawyers, psychologists, financial advisors, and agencies who will assist them in building their family, the intended parents wonder how long it will be before they will have a child in their arms. It is therefore understandable when intended parents consider asking their IVF physician to transfer two embryos in the hope that a twin pregnancy will result. What a joy to be able to complete their family with one pregnancy! And for families who are already stretching their budget, the allure of two surrogacy journeys for the price of one is strong.

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