An ethicist summed up the problems with surrogate motherhood as follows:

1.    Surrogate motherhood violates the marriage covenant between husband and wife.
2.    – dehumanizes the procreative process.
3.    – exploits women, especially those who take money for the use of their bodies.
4.    – treats the child as a commodity.
5.    – subverts the child’s relationship with his or her mother.
6.    – disguises the child’s ancestry.