The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on intercountry adoption and international commercial surrogacy

Patricia Fronek & Karen Smith Rotabi - International Social Work


The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented economic, health and social impacts as it has swept the globe. Intercountry adoption and international surrogacy are practices immediately affected, furthering vulnerabilities of children and vulnerable adults. This short report calls attention to heightened risks, raises awareness for practitioners in these fields and asserts the need for caution.