Entries by Steve Snyder

Surrogacy debate: Ask surrogate mothers before demonizing them

On May 26, 2013, an opinion piece published in the Washington Post on behalf of Kathleen Parker attempted to debase assisted reproduction in the United States by targeting surrogate mothers and prospective parents while demonizing a practice that can offer profound, life-changing happiness and satisfaction to millions of couples unable to conceive. In her op-ed, “Surrogacy […]

Steve Snyder “Every Family Lawyer Should Know:”

Of the 8.1 million people suffering from infertility, a vast number of them are participating in medical procedures — to remove and store their sperm and eggs and create and store their embryos. In addition, they are often participating in 3rd-party reproduction … to create children with potentially fragmented connections to their genetic/gestational/intended parents. There […]

Steven Snyder: Personal Perspectives on Baby Selling Scheme, or Things That Make Me Go, “Huh?”

That People Are Still Confused About What Was Really Going On. I have read a number of comments, blog posts, etc. (by some usually knowledgeable ART professionals) about the U.S.-Ukrainian baby-selling scheme that have misunderstood or misstated the facts.  In order to fully appreciate the gravity of the case, we must first understand exactly what […]