gestational surrogacy

Speaking up about infertility can shed light on a medical condition often kept hidden.
"Surrogacy is not 'womb for hire.' It's not a business deal, and it's not an exploitive adventure -- not when it's done right
There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.
Never could I have imagined I would find myself, my home and my destined chosen family all from a woman I met online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about generosity and gratitude, and established a
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.
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.
There are countless ways to have a baby, and all of them are essentially irrelevant to actually becoming a parent.
The booming business in international surrogacy, whereby Westerners have begun hiring poor women in developing countries
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."
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.