Question about Surrogacy

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Paul | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 3 2013 2:54 PM


Is there anything in the Bible about Surrogacy?  I am asking because I have a dear friend (not me) who is considering doing this for a friend who cannot have babies.....

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 3 2013 2:59 PM

Here is an interesting paper

Yours In Christ

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Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 3 2013 3:06 PM

Thank you!


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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 3 2013 3:19 PM

I have a book in my library that touches on the subject titled "Basic Questions on Sexuality and Reproductive Technology". The book does not go real deep though. It is located here:

Table of Contents:


  1.      Why do people turn to various forms of assisted reproduction?
  2.      Is infertility my fault?
  3.      What is secondary infertility?
  4.      What should I do if I am infertile?
  5.      What is marriage?
  6.      What is parenthood?
  7.      What is sexual intercourse?
  8.      What is an embryo?
  9.      Should I consider the use of reproductive technologies?
  10.      What about using fertility drugs?
  11.      What about artificial insemination?
  12.      What about in vitro fertilization (IVF)?
  13.      Is it okay for me to use a donor’s egg or sperm to conceive a child?
  14.      What about gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)?
  15.      What about zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)?
  16.      What about intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and related options?
  17.      What are the legal issues with reproductive technologies?
  18.      What about surrogate motherhood?
  19.      What legal issues pertain to surrogacy?
  20.      Should I have my embryo genetically tested?
  21.      What about human cloning?
  22.      Should I consider adoption instead?
  23.      What are my legal concerns if I choose to adopt?
  24.      How many children should we have?
  25.      What forms of contraception are effective in preventing pregnancy?
  26.      Are there other forms of contraception?
  27.      Is it okay to use any form of birth control?

         Recommended Reading


Gary Stewart, Basic Questions on Sexuality and Reproductive Technology: When Is It Right to Intervene?, BioBasics Series (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1998), 5-6.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 3 2013 4:51 PM


Is there anything in the Bible about Surrogacy?

Depending on the definition you use for "surrogacy" we can look at:

  • Abraham, Sarah & Hagar 
  • Jacob, Leah & Rachel, and their hand-maidens

to a lesser extent

  • Jochebed & Pharoah's daughter
  • maybe even Hannah (Samuel's mother)

an aside: The process of gestational surrogacy requires a half dozen (or more) eggs to be fertilized. Since the desired result is usually only one implanted egg, the rest are either discarded or selectively aborted. 

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