Surrogacy: Parenting the hard way - Features - Health & Families - The Independent
A moving article about a couple's attempts and failures to adopt children, leaving them with no choice but to consider surrogacy. The social workers' officiousness is predictable enough: dare to question the system, and you're instantly black-balled. Like so many customs officers, train conductors and airport security staff, these little Hitlers exercise their insecurities by showing the public who's really boss. But what particularly galls is the comparison of how hard the State makes it to adopt with the comparative ease of procuring an abortion. Something is surely desperately wrong.