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What Social Workers Need to Know about Surrogacy

December 15, 2016

(The Guardian) – The fact is that social care agencies can and do get drawn in. They may get cases referred during the surrogate’s pregnancy because of concerns about her exploitation or the arrangements for the child. They may become involved if family difficulties later develop – in either the “new” family or the surrogate’s own family, or if parents separate. They may see any of the parties via mental health services. Care workers must be well informed if they are to recognise the human rights and social work principles that need to be respected in order to practise safely and ethically.

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