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Gestational Surrogacy

The One Thing You Should Never, Ever Say to a Gestational Surrogate

Cara Paiuk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

A surrogate should be supported, loved, and acknowledged for the job they are doing, the gift they are giving, the sacrifice they are making, and the risk they are taking. I can hardly think of a more innapropriate and unsupportive comment than what my friend received.

He's Having a Baby! Men Having Babies Conference in NYC Offers Practical Assistance to Gay Men Dreaming of Parenting

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

The Men Having Babies conference returns to New York City on Oct. 6 to offer workshops and panels for gay men thinking about becoming parents. In addition to advice from experts, parents and surrogates, the conference will hold a new panel specifically for men with HIV.

Surrogacy Soapbox

Lilah Sutphen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay 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.

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 04.03.2013 | Gay 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.

Our Junior Project

Marc Leandro | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay 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.

Giving Birth With A Borrowed Womb Is Not What Makes You A Mother

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

There are countless ways to have a baby, and all of them are essentially irrelevant to actually becoming a parent.

How A Medical Tourism Company Is Speeding Up Surrogate Baby Production

Slate.com | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

The booming business in international surrogacy, whereby Westerners have begun hiring poor women in developing countries to carry their babies, has be...

My Daughters Have No Mother

Max Mutchnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Mutchnick

When a gay man realizes he wants to have a child, it forces him to face his own queerness, in the true sense of the word. And it's contrary to his life-long mantra: "I'm normal."

Where Did You Get Them?

Max Mutchnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Mutchnick

It turns out the key to being a gay father is the same as it would be if I were a straight father: it's about patience.