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Was bedeutet Embryonenadoption aus der Perspektive der entstehenden Menschen?
It is controversial if the use of embryo adoption is ethically and legally permissible in Germany. This article deals with the topic from the perspective of individuals who have been conceived by means of embryo adoption. Key issues include the protection of the dignity of such individuals through the disclosure of the circumstances surrounding their conception and by acknowledging their right to information about their genetic history. Moreover, family formation through embryo adoption is a life-long psychosocial challenge for all parties: the child, the donors and the recipient parents. It is humiliating for the individual conceived if he/she is objectified as a result of the embryo adoption. Against this background, any implementation of embryo adoption in Germany should be thoroughly considered and at the very least be permitted under strict constraints and in exceptional circumstances only.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen