Karen Smith Rotabi and Nicole F. Bromfield
Virginia Commonwealth University & UAE University
Karen Smith Rotabi is Assistant Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been deeply committed to inter-country adoption reform in Guatemala and was alarmed to learn about the new surrogacy movement in the nation (see http://www.socmag.net/?tag=adoption). Partnered with Nicole Bromfield, faculty at UAE University, and an expert in human trafficking and international regulation, they have been actively analyzing the global surrogacy trade. Taking a preventive stance, Rotabi and Bromfield are hopeful to begin critical discourse that will lead to a call to action for new legislation in this area of fertility technology that intersects with globalization, gender equality, and the disparity between wealth and poverty.