 Lisa and Brian Switzer, an infertile
American couple, seek surrogacy help in
India after they realize it is too expensiv...
 Cultural differences
› Having a baby without a man
› Standard of living
› Money
Film’s Message
 A different perspective on surrogacy
› It’s not right or wrong
› Birth parents aren’t being selfish
› Beneficial for bot...
 Understand the complexities of surrogacy
› Why a family would do it
› How it affects both parties
› The business aspect
...
 Human rights
› How much can you “scam” a person
for your business?
› “Buying” a person
› Husband-wife relationship
› Wom...
 The notion of motherhood
› Do you have to give birth to a child to be their
mother?
› What rights should the surrogate h...
 Many different perspectives
› Doctors
› The Switzers
› Rudy Rupak- One founder of Planet Hospital
› American community
›...
 Engaging
› Kept the audience
entertained which made
it easier for them to
grasp the film’s
message
› Some humor- kept it...
Feel a connection
with both the Switzers
and the surrogate
Audience Response
 Understand the
decisions that were
made and why.
Audience Response
Don’t judge before you
know all the details in
a situation.
Audience Response
 Feel whatever emotions
the people in the movie
were feeling.
Audience Response
Have a new
awareness of each of
the cultures portrayed
in the film.
Audience Response
Home video
› More personal–
easier to
connect with
Switzer family.
Sources
Personal accounts (interviews)
› Surrogate
› Surrogate family
› Switzers
› Doctors
› Rudy Rupak
› Hospital Executives
Sou...
 Don’t judge others based on their culture.
› Learn why people do the things they do
 Why surrogacy was the best option
...
Economically
› Buy things to fuel the economy
 Pay for surrogate and surrogacy services
› Realize the different impact m...
Realize the impact your
decisions will have on the
people around you.
› Choosing surrogacy
› Impact doctors will have by ...
Know the legal and ethical
implications of your choices.
› Not everyone agrees surrogacy is “politically
correct”
 Buyin...
 Every choice you make has an impact on
others in some way or another.
› The Switzer’s choice to go through surrogacy in
...
Is surrogacy a violation of
human rights because
you are “buying” a
person?
Questions
Should people judge
surrogacy differently based
on if it is happening in the
United States or in a poorer
country?
Questi...
As this becomes a more
relevant topic in society
what laws will be put in
place?
Questions
What regulations will have
to be made between
companies such as Planet
Hospital and the hospitals
in foreign countries wh...
If I was desperate to have a
child and had seen the Switzer’s
experience in India would I
consider doing the same thing?
...
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  1. 1.  Lisa and Brian Switzer, an infertile American couple, seek surrogacy help in India after they realize it is too expensive in America. This is a story of their journey and the bumps in the road along the way. Summary
  2. 2.  Cultural differences › Having a baby without a man › Standard of living › Money Film’s Message
  3. 3.  A different perspective on surrogacy › It’s not right or wrong › Birth parents aren’t being selfish › Beneficial for both sides › Last resort for both parties Film’s Message
  4. 4.  Understand the complexities of surrogacy › Why a family would do it › How it affects both parties › The business aspect Film’s Message
  5. 5.  Human rights › How much can you “scam” a person for your business? › “Buying” a person › Husband-wife relationship › Women’s choices Film’s Message
  6. 6.  The notion of motherhood › Do you have to give birth to a child to be their mother? › What rights should the surrogate have after the baby is born? Film’s Message
  7. 7.  Many different perspectives › Doctors › The Switzers › Rudy Rupak- One founder of Planet Hospital › American community › Surrogate mother › Surrogate family Communication
  8. 8.  Engaging › Kept the audience entertained which made it easier for them to grasp the film’s message › Some humor- kept it light › Empathize with the characters Communication
  9. 9. Feel a connection with both the Switzers and the surrogate Audience Response
  10. 10.  Understand the decisions that were made and why. Audience Response
  11. 11. Don’t judge before you know all the details in a situation. Audience Response
  12. 12.  Feel whatever emotions the people in the movie were feeling. Audience Response
  13. 13. Have a new awareness of each of the cultures portrayed in the film. Audience Response
  14. 14. Home video › More personal– easier to connect with Switzer family. Sources
  15. 15. Personal accounts (interviews) › Surrogate › Surrogate family › Switzers › Doctors › Rudy Rupak › Hospital Executives Sources
  16. 16.  Don’t judge others based on their culture. › Learn why people do the things they do  Why surrogacy was the best option › Cultural differences  Having a baby without a man  Money  Way of life  Standard of living › Become more worldly  Have a better understanding of the cultures around you. Course Questions
  17. 17. Economically › Buy things to fuel the economy  Pay for surrogate and surrogacy services › Realize the different impact money has in different countries  How much the surrogate is being paid in India  Cost of surrogacy in the United States vs. India Course Questions
  18. 18. Realize the impact your decisions will have on the people around you. › Choosing surrogacy › Impact doctors will have by running these programs › Offering more affordable surrogacy in another country Course Questions
  19. 19. Know the legal and ethical implications of your choices. › Not everyone agrees surrogacy is “politically correct”  Buying a person  Using them  Other options  Not being paid equally Course Questions
  20. 20.  Every choice you make has an impact on others in some way or another. › The Switzer’s choice to go through surrogacy in India impacted those that heard their story as well as the surrogate and her family. Course Questions
  21. 21. Is surrogacy a violation of human rights because you are “buying” a person? Questions
  22. 22. Should people judge surrogacy differently based on if it is happening in the United States or in a poorer country? Questions
  23. 23. As this becomes a more relevant topic in society what laws will be put in place? Questions
  24. 24. What regulations will have to be made between companies such as Planet Hospital and the hospitals in foreign countries where these surrogates are actually giving birth? Questions
  25. 25. If I was desperate to have a child and had seen the Switzer’s experience in India would I consider doing the same thing? Questions

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