More from Mr. Recipient..........

Things I've learned......

I have figured out where the term Mr. Recipient comes from.

I have actually seen it on a lot of websites now and there is
always a common link.

It is a term used by Surrogacy Agencies that started out as
Egg Donor Agencies and then started offering Surrogacy.

It seems that when couples are using an egg donor for IVF
on themselves they are called the Recipient.

Then these websites added Surrogates to the mix, but continue
to call the Intended Parents the Recipients.

I personally, am not a fan of the term and you will not see it used
as a descriptive word on my blog are on Expect Miracles Surrogacy.

One thing that I have really learned during the whole process is
that words mean a lot and terminology is very important.

I for one will stick with the term Intended Parents.

3 comments:

Cyn said...

"One thing that I have really learned during the whole process is
that words mean a lot and terminology is very important."
This is SO true!! I think the delivery process could go so much more smoothly if the hospital staff actually KNEW the correct terminology.
It's also a funny thing in that one doesn't realize which terms will be offensive until someone makes the mistake of using it.

IVF Land on Surrogacy World said...

How about "Your a Surrogate?"

"I bet you make a lot of money doing that!"

People that say that seem so happy for the Surrogate when they say it.

Cyn said...

Um, yeah! As a surrogate I didn't even realize HOW offensive it was until I was hearing it with my own ears. Even my own brother has made hurtful statements about the compensation without meaning to, repeatedly because he just doesn't get how he was trivializing the entire process by joking about the compensation.