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Surrogates

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.

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?

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...

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.

France's Inhumane Obsession With Surrogacy

Alexandre Urwicz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandre Urwicz

Although over half of the French favor legalization and almost two thirds have a positive image of gestational surrogates (women who carry other women's embryos), France's political leadership attempts to distract its public from economic malaise by demonizing surrogacy. The latest missive comes from Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

Social Surrogacy: A Scary Trend in Pregnancy

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

You don't need to give birth to a child to be a wonderful mother -- in fact, those women who can't have a baby the way I did are heroic in their endeavors to either find other ways to make a baby or adopt a child instead. But to choose not to be pregnant and have someone else carry your child for the sake of vanity or convenience is a shame.

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

My Brother and His Husband Are Having Twins, and I'm Gay

Brad Hammer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

I came out of the closet in 1999, and at that moment I accepted the fact that I would not have kids. It is 12 years later now, and my brother Marc and his husband Mike are having twins -- proof that times have really changed. Their story is so inspirational that I had to share it.

At the Center of the Rainbow Family Explosion

Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon J. Bankowski, M.D.

We are humbled to do our part in helping the LGBTQ community start or grow their families. Helping same-sex couples, men and women who probably wouldn't have dared to dream a dream this big just a few years ago, is life-changing work as physicians.

WATCH: Surrogate Mother Left To Care For Biological Parents' Twins

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Surrogacy is a popular option for couples struggling with infertility. But what happens when the biological parents decide they no longer want to keep...

Surrogacy Soapbox

Lilah Sutphen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lilah Sutphen

I recently visited New York City. If there is one city I love as much as San Francisco, it's the Big Apple. I love the culture, its effervescence, and the city's progressive stance on today's issues. But I do have one major qualm with the state of New York: its antiquated laws on surrogacy.

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...

These Celebrities Used Surrogates

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Celebrity

Not everyone has an easy time conceiving, which makes the incredible gift of surrogacy so rewarding. Countless numbers of celebrities have struggl...

Showing & Telling

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

While Jeanne will have to negotiate a minefield of queries from countless strangers over the next five months, not a single person will rub my belly uninvited, flash me a knowing smile, or offer me surprise congratulations. We may be telling, but we're not showing.

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin: Films I Like or Love Despite Finding Them Morally or Ideologically Objectionable

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Without endorsing any of the somewhat simplistic views of Zero Dark Thirty, I thought this would be a good time to discuss a few films that I happen to like and/or love despite being vehemently opposed to their respective ideologies.

Our Junior Project

Marc Leandro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

Why don't I get to take part in fatherhood? I'd never felt constrained by my sexuality, living on my terms and ignoring anyone who might wish less for me; but this was a limit I was placing on myself.

WHOOPS: Romney, Obama Surrogates Go Off Message

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The job of a presidential campaign surrogate is relatively simple: take the campaign's message on a given subject and amplify it. Staying on message, ...

Woman Acts As Surrogate For Her Brother And Sister-In-Law

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents

Things a sister might do for her brother and sister-in-law: host Thanksgiving at the last minute, get the mail when they're on vacation, maybe even co...

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.

Surrogates 'Gone Wild'

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

With high amplification from social media, every surrogate can fall for the lure of self-importance, misspeaking for their candidate -- sometimes with dire consequences.

Mom Denied Maternity Leave After Using A Surrogate

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 04.18.2012 | Parents

Jane Kassim overcame huge obstacles to become a mother, but now she is facing a new challenge. The teaching assistant from South Yorkshire, U.K. has ...

Making Babies The Gay Way

B.J. Epstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
B.J. Epstein

Perhaps if there were more children's books that dared to show LGBTQ people adopting, working with surrogates, going to sperm banks, or meeting co-parents, there would be more understanding about what it means to make and raise babies in non-traditional ways.

Theresa Erickson's Surrogacy Scheme Should Have Been Avoided

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.01.2012 | Crime
Fred Silberberg

The recent conviction of renowned surrogacy lawyer Theresa Erickson is a disheartening reminder of the vulnerabilities faced both by hopeful parents and surrogates who choose to pursue a surrogacy agreement.

'Modern Family': Claire's Generous, But Drunk, Offer

Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

When Claire and Phil went out with Mitchell and Cam, the couples concocted a brilliant idea on "Modern Family" (Wed.,, 9 p.m. EST on ABC). Unfortunate...