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Why These Preemie Parents Are Sharing Their NICU Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents

On Sep. 23, 2015, Jourdan and Matt Moore welcomed their twin son and daughter, Jaxson and Cadence. The babies were born four months early and went on ...

Tearjerking Video Shows Mom Feeling Her Babies Kick Inside Her Surrogate

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents

An emotional video from Huggies is showcasing a product that has the power to truly touch parents’ lives. The video features Sharde, a woman who is...

Ellen Pompeo And Husband Chris Ivery Welcome Third Child

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

Congratulations to this happy family! A rep for Ellen Pompeo and her husband, Chris Ivery, confirmed that the couple recently welcomed a third child ...

Celebrities Coming Out of the Infertility Closet

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

When I was going through fertility treatment, "E! News" anchor Giuliana Rancic and the first "Apprentice" winner, Bill Rancic, had a reality show call...

Kim Kardashian Says She Wants To 'Explore Surrogacy' For Baby No. 3

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.07.2016 | Entertainment

Kim Kardashian might not be done having kids just yet. In a clip for next week’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the 36-year-old t...

These Sweet Birth Photos Show There's No 'Right Way' To Become A Family

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.17.2016 | Parents

Johan Holmgren, 42, and Jakob Bruntse, 41, longed for years to become parents, but they weren’t sure it would ever happen for them. “I’ve sort...

Dear FDA: Overturn the Ban on Sperm Donation By Gay Men

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Shannon Weber

With current HIV testing practices, the FDA and ASRM bans on sperm donation from gay men and people who have anal sex is scientifically unfounded and discriminatory.

Emotional Birth Photos Show The Power Of Surrogacy After Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents

After years of fertility struggles, loss and pain, a Canadian family found renewed hope through surrogacy. On Jan. 22, Kate Austin-Rivas and Didier Ri...

Let's Hear it for the New American Family!

Ashley Birt | Posted 05.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Ashley Birt

In ever greater numbers, children are growing up today in families where one or both parents self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

Top Concerns for Gay Men Considering International Surrogacy

Eric Rosswood | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Rosswood

While it's important to seek the advice of agencies, lawyers, and professionals, it's also important to hear real stories from other people who already went through the experience.

May You Live In Interesting Times: The Brave New World of Embryo Adoption

Whitny Braun | Posted 03.21.2016 | Religion
Whitny Braun

"I could be implanted an embryo that is technically older than I am..." I said to a friend recently as we discussed embryo adoption and I explained to...

Why Surrogacy Laws Must Be Established -- the Story

Keston Ott-Dahl | Posted 03.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Keston Ott-Dahl

When my partner Andrea became a surrogate for another lesbian couple we had no idea we would end up starting over as new parents, especially to a child who has Down Syndrome or that our lives would forever be changed -- for the better.

Why I'm Choosing To Be A Surrogate

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 03.15.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

After the birth of my daughter, my first child, I felt something I never could have imagined existed.

Reflections From A Five-Time Egg Donor

The Establishment | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
The Establishment

Artist Jenny Carolin, who has donated her eggs five times, discusses writing letters to her future children, the haunting work she's created about who...

These Stunning Birth Photos Tell A Powerful Surrogacy Story

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents

Canadian birth photographer Kim Brooks has been documenting labor and delivery for many years, but one recent experience was a first for her. On Feb. ...

Human Babies from CRISPR Pigs

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

New genetic technologies like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and synthetic biology are leading us to entirely new definitions of disease.

The Shifting Meaning of Valentine's Day for Gay Families

Dr. Guy Ringler | Posted 02.12.2017 | Queer Voices
Dr. Guy Ringler

While some may look at Valentine's Day as strictly a celebration of romantic love between two adults (or, no doubt, that teenage angst of high school love), that love between a parent and her child can be a wonderful part of the holiday's celebration too.

Surrogacy & Sherri Shepherd: A Troubling Case

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 02.04.2017 | 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

Tracey Thompson stepped in to help her daughter in a major way. Thompson became a surrogate for her daughter, who had been struggling with infertility...

Bioethics and New Developments in International Surrogacy

Ruth Macklin | Posted 12.17.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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

After witnessing her daughter's fertility struggles, Pamela Hirsch wanted to help others facing the same issues. Hirsch and her daughter, Nicole Lawso...

Perché le femministe italiane tacciono sull'utero in affitto?

Paola Tavella | Posted 10.20.2016 | 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 10.14.2016 | 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 09.24.2016 | 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.