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Gestational Surrogacy

Surrogacy Between Close Friends: Think Twice

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
Suzette Standring

Laurie Miller offers a cautionary tale about gestational surrogacy between close friends. Expectations and disappointment ended their friendship, and the two women never saw it coming.

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.