Surrogacy

Mum Watches Son Being Born In Heartwarming Surrogate Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

A new mother was photographed as she watched a surrogate give birth to her son. Kim Overton, 45, who documented her reaction to the birth of her seco...

Steps Singer Ian 'H' Watkins Is A Dad Of Twins

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Parents

Ian 'H' Watkins and his long-term partner Craig Ryder have announced they've become dads to twin boys. The former Steps singer, 39, shared a photo ...

Tyra Banks Shares First Photo Of Baby York

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents

Tyra Banks shared the first photo of her newborn son on Valentine's Day. The 42-year-old, who welcomed York in January 2016 via surrogate, gushed o...

3 Inspiring Celeb Mums Who Had Children Via Surrogates

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents

Surrogacy allows mums who are unable to conceive fulfil their dreams of having their own family. Babies born this way have continually risen since...

Congrats, Mama! Lucy Liu Welcomes Her Son Via Surrogate

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents

Actress Lucy Liu is the proud mother of her first child after welcoming her son via surrogate. The 46-year-old, famously known for her role in Char...

This Woman Gave Her Twin Sister The Greatest Gift

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Parents

One woman gave her identical twin sister the greatest gift by offering to carry and give birth to her baby. In 2009, Allison Ardolino Dinkelacker f...

It's Time to Change Our Outdated Surrogacy Laws

Richard Adams | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Parents
Richard Adams

It is clear that our surrogacy laws are no longer fit for purpose, often creating a great deal of uncertainty, expense and heartbreak to the families involved in this process. So how can they be brought up-to-date?

Feminist Attacks Gay Fathers For 'Deconstructing Motherhood'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Germaine Greer has reportedly accused singer Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish of “deconstructing the concept of motherhood”. The m...

A Baby Is Not a Chattel

Frank Furedi | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Frank Furedi

I was genuinely shocked and appalled to discover that a Judge had ruled that a one year old infant should be taken away from her mother and handed ove...

This Couple Are Crowdfunding For A Baby, Here's Why You Should Support Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

A couple who are 'desperate' to have a baby have launched a crowdfunding appeal as they aren't eligible for surrogacy on the NHS. Lauren and Ben Ma...

Would You Choose Your Child's Mother or Father Online?

Susan Leigh | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The aim of these sites is to allow the interested parties to discuss their requirements in a confidential way and then, if they're in agreement, be able to reach a mutually satisfactory way of proceeding. No binding legal agreements feature in these relationships.

A Positive Spin on Surrogacy

Jane Newman | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

I have read a few negative articles in the press recently regarding surrogacy. Allow me to tell you my story, in the hope of leaving you with a fuller heart. Infertility is still a fairly taboo topic. Yet the reality is that many people need help to have a baby. It is a serious issue, and it was for me too.

Secondary Infertility: Is It Selfish to Want More of What You Already Have? I Say NO

Jane Newman | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

I have secondary infertility, in other words I had fertility issues after my first child was born. She is now six. After five and a half years of numerous procedures, operations, four rounds of IVF, a miscarriage and ending up with a fairy godmother surrogate, I got my happy ending, my complete family.

Hypocrites Over Our Reaction to Abandoned Baby Gammy?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

The story of Gammy, the young twin apparently abandoned by his parents and left in Thailand with his surrogate mother, caused almost universal outrage last week... I couldn't help but wonder at the media fury against this couple. There was something slightly hypocritical in its tone.

'We Probably Would Have Aborted Him' Admit Parents Of Down's Syndrome Baby Gammy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

The parents of a little boy who was reportedly abandoned to his surrogate mother because he has Down’s syndrome have spoken out. David and Wendy...

Gammy's Mother Begs 'Give My Baby Back' After Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Baby Gammy’s Thai surrogate mother has said the boy’s twin sister should be sent back to her as details emerged that the father of the baby served...

Couple Accused Of Abandoning Down's Baby Face Worrying New Accusations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

The Australian man at the centre of the Thai surrogate abandoned baby row is facing allegations that he served a prison sentence for multiple convicti...

Appeal Raises Thousands After Couple Abandon Surrogate Down's Syndrome Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Thousands of kind-hearted people have swiftly raised money for a baby who was abandoned with his surrogate mother after his parents refused to take hi...

Building a Family Through International Surrogacy

Daisy Organ | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Daisy Organ

Building a family should be a time of excitement, anticipation, exhilaration and all sorts of other emotions. By taking a few small steps to prepare beforehand there is no reason why international surrogacy can't be a safe and happy start to parenthood.

Surrogacy Defined

Candace Wohl | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

Whether you deem it as a social family building trend or simply the scientific ability to navigate around Mother Nature, "traditional" surrogacy is not a new concept. As a matter of fact, it is the only form of assisted reproduction that dates back to biblical times. The story of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis chapter 16, is the most notable example.

Six Tips to Rekindle Your Romance While Trying to Conceive

Candace Wohl | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

What happens when the wick of that romance candle burns out and 3 months of you trying to conceive had long passed 2 years ago? By this point you are probably seeking out treatments. Instead of having a date night you are planning your life around your monthly cycle and your date night funds are all but gone from the costs of medical bills from clinics and pharmacies rolling in.

How to Survive Infertility Through the Holidays

Candace Wohl | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

No matter what holiday you are celebrating this time of year albeit Christmas, Festivus, Kwanza, Hanukkah, and any others I may have missed, this is the time of year where family gathers. Traditions are made and repeated. Tis' all about the kids this season. Kids, yes the one thing missing out of 1 in 8 couples lives.

Is Surrogacy for You?

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

Although surrogacy has provided a great opportunity for many same sex couples to have children, is it something you should consider and is it right for you?

Things NOT to Say to Couples That Adopt

Candace Wohl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

We attempted everything under the sun to get pregnant and, although we are currently working with a surrogate, we got elbow, neck and knee deep in to the adoption process before that opportunity presented itself. When we made our announcement that we were adopting, we were shocked by the misconceptions people have about adoption.

International Commercial Surrogacy in India: Exploitation, Poverty, Alternatives and Survival

Mamata Nanda | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Mamata Nanda

The payment for such sacrifices is very low and so those people come back to do the same again if possible. And, at the end of the day, it still does not change their lives or the lives of their children. Women in India, as no doubt worldwide, are strong and often ambitious for their children.