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Surrogacy & Sherri Shepherd: A Troubling Case

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 02.04.2016 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

Actress and contributor to The View, Sherri Shepherd has made it clear: she wants out of any legal responsibility for the child borne by a surrogate chosen by Shepherd and her ex-husband. For anyone considering employing a surrogate with their spouse, Shepherd's case can serve as a primer.

53-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Her Granddaughter Post Menopause

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents

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Bioethics and New Developments in International Surrogacy

Ruth Macklin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Ruth Macklin

Some people call it "reproductive tourism," while others prefer the more neutral "cross-border reproductive healthcare." Whatever it is called, surrog...

End the Witch Hunt: In Defense of Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez

Mirah Riben | Posted 11.14.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez is facing loss of tenure and his teaching position at the State University of California because of trumped up charges based on lies and reverse discrimination.

How A Mom And Daughter Are Helping People Struggling With Infertility

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents

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Perché le femministe italiane tacciono sull'utero in affitto?

Paola Tavella | Posted 10.20.2015 | Italy
Paola Tavella

Le femministe francesi hanno chiesto a Hollande di opporsi a una normativa che equivale "al trionfo dell'industria dei bambini su commissione". Un coordinamento di associazioni femministe europee hanno elaborato per la Conferenza dell'Aia sui diritti umani un testo sostenendo che la surrogacy vìola la Convenzione internazionale dei diritti dell'infanzia, la Convenzione per l'eliminazione di tutte le forme di discriminazione delle donne (Cedaw). E in Italia perché le donne non parlano? Perché gli unici a parlare sono gli uomini, con o senza tonaca?

American Surrogate Death: NOT the First

Mirah Riben | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

No longer do surrogates conceive children in a do-it-yourself manner. Today's surrogates incubate children unrelated to them.

Back-to-School Brings Reminder of Pride to This Fertility Doctor

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Dr. Guy Ringler

In June I heard from a young woman. She was graduating from high school, and her parents sent me a notice of her accomplishment. It had been almost 18 years since I last saw them in my office, suddenly expectant parents after having tried fruitlessly to have a child for so long.

This 51-Year-Old Carried Her Daughter's Baby -- And It Helped Put Her MS In Remission

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents

ABC Latest News | Latest News Videos After struggling with fertility issues and losing a baby at 24 weeks, Mandy Stephens became a parent thi...

Lucy Liu Shares Sweet Photo Of Baby Boy Born Via Surrogate

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

Congrats are in order for Lucy Liu. The "Elementary" star has welcomed a son via gestational surrogate. "I can confirm that Lucy Liu is the proud moth...

The Touching Story That Made These Twins' Pregnancy Photos Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents

When Allison Ardolino Dinkelacker was 39 weeks pregnant in 2009, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She had to give birth to her son Dylan ...

We Can't Use 1915's "Biological Reality" to Assess 2015's Marriage Equality

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

As our nine Supreme Court justices wrestle with a decision in the consolidated same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, one of the central arguments they will weigh is the role of marriage in raising children.

A Basic Guide To The Complicated World Of Surrogacy

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents

Surrogacy is one of those splashy subjects that often grabs headlines, most recently with Kim Kardashian (possibly) taking to Twitter to shoot down ru...

The Birds And The Bees, Version 2.0

Ido Bendet-Taicher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ido Bendet-Taicher

There is a saying: It takes a village. Well, for our family it is literally a true statement. My husband, Eli, and I have two beautiful daughters. Milo is five years old and Demi is 19 months old. To have them, we needed to go through two surrogacy journeys with the help and support of a wonderful egg donor, two amazing gestational carriers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, attorneys and our close family, of course. Both Milo and Demi share the same egg donor and have a different biological dad; one girl is biologically Eli's and one is biologically mine.

Why In My Family, I'm Both The Mom And Dad

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

My husband and I knew we wanted to be parents even before we got married. One problem: we are two men.

The Future of Surrogacy in Minnesota

Erin Havel | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Erin Havel

There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.

Baby Markets and the New Motherhood: Reproducing Hierarchy in Commercial Intimacy

Michele Goodwin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

The reality is that family-making today increasingly includes a mixture of sophisticated science, contracts, and negotiations. Unfortunately, at times some of that negotiating is characterized by unequal bargaining power, coercion, international outsourcing, and mechanized deliveries.

Our American Dream. Or, Why The Hell Did We Move To The United States?

Eli Bendet-Taicher | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eli Bendet-Taicher

In the early summer of 2007, I got a call from my husband, Ido, about a New York City relocation opportunity at his company. I don't know why, but I...

Gay Dads Win Surrogacy Battle Over 'Homophobic' Birth Mom

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, May 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A baby girl conceived through surrogacy will be removed from her biolo...

Sophia Jones

Nepal's Earthquake Shines An Unexpected Spotlight On Gay Rights In Israel | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

Israeli women in Tel Aviv embrace a baby born to an Indian surrogate mother in Nepal. Israel evacuated Israeli citizens and gay parents with their i...

Health Stories Of The Week: Belle Gibson, India's Surrogacy Industry And Catholic Vs. Jewish Guilt

Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we were drawn to a Q&A with the journalist correspondent in a new film on the dark ...

Anonymous Third Party Reproduction Ignores Children's Rights and Welfare

Mirah Riben | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Parental rights issues -- such as that of Sheena and Tiara Yates -- should never be decided based on the rights of one (or two) parents versus another parent with the omission of the rights of the child to know their genetic heritage. Children are not property and decisions concerning their lives must not ignore their needs and rights.

An Austrian Family's 'Unforgettable' Surrogacy Journey In 11 Emotional Photos

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.06.2015 | Parents

Husband and wife Berni, 49 and Tina, 40, always knew they wanted a big family, but struggled for six years to get pregnant. In 2010, the couple had th...

Commercialized Conception Casualties: "Brave" Baby Making?

Mirah Riben | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Will baby-making simply continue in this wild-west fashion? Is having a baby a "right" for everyone and anyone who can afford it, no matter how it is accomplished, with the means determined only by what is possible?

The New World of Parentage and Parenting

Fred Silberberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

It's a brave new world when it comes to conceiving and raising children. And in many cases, the potential parents and providers of genetic material haven't thought all the details through before deciding to proceed.