A recap of Eggs for Sale
With the accelerated pace of modern fertility technology, parenthood has become a reality for thousands of families. A child is generally seen as a kind of gift of nature, conceived out of the love and passion of two people. However, as more technology is used in childbirth, there is a concern that the child may be seen increasingly as a commodity whose major purpose is to satisfy the emotional needs of the parents.
Through In Vitro Fertilization, a woman or man can have a child to fashion some part of their own genetic puzzle or even one they choose. Fertility clinics have opened all around the world for this sole purpose and for the purpose of this paper, let’s focus on one clinic, Elite IVF Clinics and the egg donor process. The Egg Donor process is one in which woman of are considered the donor, preferably between the ages of 18-35.
The Elite IVF Clinics operate worldwide, with offices and partner clinics in Britain, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Mexico, Romania, Turkey and the United States. They have become infamous for producing the highest birthrates per year in comparison with other clinics in the business. “The business features well-meaning doctors and assembly-line charlatans, desperate parents and unlikely entrepreneurs, and the most unusual sourcing; women of childbearing age. Poor women from poor countries sell their eggs to entrepreneurial doctors, who then sell them to rich aspiring parents from rich countries”. (BSP) In recent studies, college students, especially those abroad, have become prime donors.
The requesters who want a child can go to this clinic, in any country and pick the genetic layout of the child they want. Because this particular clinic operates in several countries, the buyer may have to travel to another country to retrieve the eggs they pay for. Through an application process, the person requesting the child can pick the color of eyes that they wish the donor to have, the education status, the...