In these days before the debut of the much-hyped movie Baby Mama, there has been sudden outflux of articles and news reports about surrogacy. We all know how I feel about the media’s spin on surrogacy; usually the focus is on the negative or extraordinary arrangements, surrogates and sometimes intended parents are described to fit some warped stereotype, and money is almost always described as being a surrogate’s primary, or even sole motivator for carrying someone else’s child.
Finally, someone was able to discuss surrogacy and mention the financial aspect without putting a negative spin on it: Outside Hollywood, Being a Surrogate Mom is Far More than Cash and Carry. A quote:
"In the film, Fey plays Kate, a Type-A businesswoman, who hires Poehler’s Angie, a cash-strapped free spirit, to carry her baby.
‘Somebody who thinks it’s a good way to make money would probably drop out when they see how much work is involved" says Brisman.’"
Kudos to journalist Jessica Wakeman and the New York Daily News for this one.