The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Volume 22, Issue 3, Autumn 2022

Christopher Bobier
Pages 455-462

A Practical Problem for Proponents of Heterologous Embryo Transfer

I argue that proponents of heterologous embryo transfer are faced with the practical decision of whether would-be parents should adopt a prenatal child or a postnatal child (e.g., a child from the foster system). I argue that, all things considered, there is a good reason to favor postnatal adoption in every case in which a postnatal child is available for adoption. Since, unfortunately, there will always be postnatal children to adopt, there is little practical impetus for prenatal adoption.