Surrogacy

My Surrogacy Journey

Jenna Newell | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jenna Newell

In regards to "giving the baby away"; I will never be giving the baby away. I will be giving the baby back. Back to their parents where they will be loved and so wanted. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with my second child and, provided the rest of this pregnancy and labour goes well, I will be looking to start my surrogacy journey next year.

Surrogacy And Inducing Lactation

Vanessa Christie | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Vanessa Christie

I was blown away this morning. It was hands down the single best moment of my working life as an IBCLC to date. Early last year I had an email from a lady who was expecting her first child and was enquiring about some antenatal breastfeeding support.

Surrogacy Reform

Andrew Spearman | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Spearman

It shouldn't take a car crash for us to react. It shouldn't take sensationalist journalism and broadcasting to prick up your ear. It shouldn't take a parent losing their child for common sense to takeover the driving seat.

Three Mums Share The Touching Reasons They Decided To Become Surrogates

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents

Three mums have opened up about how they reached the decision to become surrogates, after having children of their own. The women all have different r...

Pride And Joy: How I Changed My Mind About Becoming An LGBT Parent

Sarah Hagger-Holt | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Hagger-Holt

Rachel and a long-standing gay male friend had joked for years about becoming parents together. Eventually, we plucked up our courage and asked him and his partner whether they'd consider embarking on parenthood with us - not as a joke, but for real.

Desperately Seeking Surrogacy

Nicola Scott | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola Scott

A fascinating statistic was published this month that surprisingly seems to have almost sunk without trace given its significance. Britain has seen major growth in the number of surrogate babies born in recent years

Mum Watches As Her Surrogate, And Best Friend Of 20 Years, Gives Birth To Her Baby

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mother, whose best friend offered to be her surrogate, has had the birth of her baby captured in a series of beautiful photos. Calie Fletcher, 45, ...

Three Person Babies: Who Do We Recognise As Parents And Why?

Lisa Webley | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Webley

English law provides that the person who gives birth to the child is automatically the legal mother, and the man who undergoes fertility treatment with that woman is the legal father regardless of whether it was his sperm that was used to create the child.

'Hollyoaks' Star Kieron Richardson And His Husband Carl Hyland Are Expecting Twins

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

’Hollyoaks’ actor Kieron Richardson (a.k.a Ste Hay) has announced he is expecting twins with his husband Carl Hyland. The 30-year-old shared the e...

I Survived Childhood Cancer - And Spent Two Decades Thinking I'd Never Be A Mum

Katharine Dobb | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Katharine Dobb

I'm 39 now, and I've had a lot of late effects as a result of cancer treatment, for example, it weakened my heart. But for me, by far the most devastating effect of treatment was the impact that it had on my fertility. I was just 13 when a doctor casually informed me I'd never have children. The big part of my future that I assumed I would have had was taken away.

The World Health Organisation And The 'Right' To Reproduce

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

After the Ched Evans verdict two weeks ago, Katie Hopkins ranted against the "feminist online lynch mob" calling them "a court full of bitter women so...

Isn't Surrogacy Illegal In The UK?

Sarah Garrett | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Garrett

Because the UK law is not adequate, thousands of surrogacies are taking place abroad in countries such as the US and Canada where the process is much more stable. However whilst their laws are stronger, this can have quite a financial burden on the intended parents (IP) and bring about their own set of challenges.

Adele Offers To Be A Surrogate Mum

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

Adele surprised two fans by going way above and beyond the call of duty as a pop star and offering to carry their baby. The 'Hello' singer invited And...

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 03.07.2016 | 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 08.05.2016 | 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.