A brave new baby-making world

Nicole Kidman and her country music star husband, Keith Urban, welcomed a second child into their family last month. If you didn’t know she was pregnant, don’t worry — she wasn’t. Nor did she and her husband adopt. Here’s the statement they released to TMZ:

Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret. No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier.

It’s a whole new world when couples begin thanking their “gestational carriers,” women who carried their biological children to term and gave birth for money.

For a lot of people, it makes perfect sense to take advantage of whatever medical science has to offer when they have problems building a family. We use medical interventions for everything else, so why not for having babies? Even many practicing Catholics don’t know Church teaching on this — they don’t hear it, nor do they understand it.

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Zoe Romanowsky is writer, consultant, and coach. Her articles have appeared in "Catholic Digest," "Faith & Family," "National Catholic Register," "Our Sunday Visitor," "Urbanite," "Baltimore Eats," and Godspy.com. Zo

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