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Unclear status for children born to surrogates

Published tisdag 9 april 2013 kl 15.51
Lack of clarity on laws on surrogacy
(4:14 min)
Children born to surrogate mothers have an unclear status in Sweden, says the council on medical ethics. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

The Swedish council on medical ethics is sounding a warning on surrogacy. The council says that about 100 children are living in Sweden with only one biological parent, and that it takes too long for another parent to adopt, for example in the case of a homosexual couple who went and had a child via a surrogate in India.

There are also changes possibly on the way in how this country handles surrogacy here. Radio Sweden  spoke to Kjell Asplund, a medical professor and chair of the council on medical ethics.

He says Sweden's laws need to change, for the sake of the children

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