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Family Planning Options For LGBT Couples

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

For some in the LGBT community, determining how they can start or even grow their families with the help of fertility experts is a process sometimes fraught with obstacles. I'm happy to say that in my nearly 30 years as a fertility doctor, third-party reproductive options have come a long way.

Bernie's Vatican Adventure: How an Italian Getaway Might Take Manhattan

Alan Kelly | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Alan Kelly

There was a time in Democratic party politics when the mother of all surrogates was said to be Bill Clinton. Now, there's something bigger, The Pope, and Bernie Sanders just landed him. Well, sort of.

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. ...

Refelctions on 25 Years of Public Service

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

I end my political career with heartfelt thanks towards every single person who has provided me with opportunities to learn and be of service, as well as to so many of my colleagues on both sides of the political aisle for your support and friendship.

Rx for Trump Haters: Help Him

Alan Kelly | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124 Back in November, I proposed a solution for Donald Trump haters: Encourage him. The usual tri...

How A Couple Desperate For A Baby Was Scammed By A Fake Surrogate

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Dr. Phil

Peter and Cheniya, a religious couple in Washington, posted this ad online: "We are looking for a traditional surrogate to bring us our miracle baby."...

Couple Confronts The Surrogate Who Scammed Them By Faking Pregnancy

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Dr. Phil

Cheniya and Peter thought their dream of becoming parents had come true when they met Audrey online, who claimed to be a mom of four, an experienced s...

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.

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 this summer ...

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 ...

Why I Am Not Touching the Story About the Abandoned Baby With Down syndrome

Meriah Nichols | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Meriah Nichols

Now, I don't know what is true or not. I think there are three people in this world that know exactly what happened there and unfortunately, they are not issuing a joint statement.

The Road From Paralysis To Motherhood

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

The main question I think many people have is: "Can someone with paralysis have sex, conceive, and have a healthy pregnancy?" The answer is yes to all of the above. But, over the past four years, I have come to learn more about my unique circumstances as a result of my injury.

Shifting Borders, Shifting Dreams

Jason Howe | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Jason Howe

If parenthood in general isn't for the faint of heart, surrogacy can be harrowing. When we began our journey, few resources existed to help or inform.

WATCH: Two Soon-To-Be Gay Dads Discuss Their Journey To Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Josh and Matt first met outside of the musical "Hairspray." After a second chance meeting a few months later at a mutual friend's birthday party, they...

The Greatest Man I Never Knew: An Open Letter to My 'Dad'

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

Other men in my life had taught me that walking away from responsibilities is to be expected. You have taught me that honor, love, persistence, patience and commitment are some of the traits that make a man a man.

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

WATCH: Mother And Gestational Surrogate Both Pregnant With Twins

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents

After trying to get pregnant for nearly a decade, Misty Baker finally got her wish: She's having twins. But her friend and gestational surrogate, ...

Life Changing News For 'Giuliana And Bill'

Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

Giuliana and Bill Rancic received some big news, and this time it was great news. The couple has been dealing with the news and treatment of Giuliana'...

Surrogate Mother Of 15: 'I'm Retiring My Uterus'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 04.11.2012 | Parents

Forty-seven-year-old Meredith Olafson, of North Dakota, gave birth to her 15th baby on March 29th. But don't chalk her up to Duggar status just yet --...

Moms and Dads Spring Open Gender Traps

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A gay man can grin and say ironically, "I'm a really good mother," which may mean that he performs the daily child care in his home, but his comment does not define him as a mom. Nor is a lesbian who coaches her son's hockey team a father. Both are just doing what parents do.

One Surrogate's Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents

Carrie Mathews, a mom of four from Colorado said she loved being pregnant. She wanted to help another family who couldn't otherwise have kids and deci...

In The Age Of Alternative Reproduction, Who Are A Child's Parents?

Liz Mandarano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Mandarano

Whether you like it or not, families created through alternative reproductive methods are on the rise. States must acknowledge this trend and instead of seeking to prevent their use should enact legislation.

An Interview With Surrogates Star Devin Ratray

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Egg Donation Is On The Rise, Another Sign Of Hard Times

Wall Street Journal | MELINDA BECK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Here's another sign of the tough economic times: Some clinics are reporting a surge in the number of women applying to donate eggs or serve as surroga...

First Time Novelist Breaks All Rules with a Winner

Cynthia Kling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Kling

"How Far is the Ocean from Here," by Amy Shearn has to be the weirdest, funniest saddest road novel I've ever read. A single 20-something agrees to surrogate for a pair of cozy yuppies.