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Friday, 26 June 2020 12:28

Rights for Surrogate Parents

Surrogacy is when another woman carries and gives birth to a baby for the couple who want to have a child.  One or both of the couple may provide the genetic material for the child. You should seek legal advice before entering into a surrogacy arrangement. What rights does the surrogate have? A surrogate (whether or not they are genetically related to the child) is considered the child’s legal mother until and unless that status is altered by an order of the court (a “Parental Order” – see below).  A surrogate mother (who will be giving birth to the baby)…
Monday, 22 June 2020 14:47

‘It takes a lot of trust’: Surrogate delivers first baby of 2020 at UPMC Carlisle

Sarah Groff knew several things when she gave birth to the first baby of the new year at UPMC Carlisle Medical Center on Wednesday morning.  Most importantly, she knew the 5-pound 7-ounce little girl wasn’t hers in the genetic, legal or any other sense. And she knew that within a few days, the infant, Arianna, would be going home to Connecticut with her parents, Jovan Manero-Marrero and Emmanual Gonzalez- Rosado. Groff, a 23-year-old Philadelphia native and mother of two who lives in Shippensburg, was the gestational surrogate for that married couple. For nine months, she carried another woman’s egg, fertilized…
Friday, 19 June 2020 14:43

Paying gestational carriers should be legal in all states

Every year, hundreds of thousands of babies are born in the U.S. using assisted reproductive technologies, a multibillion-dollar industry that is controversial and largely unregulated. One of the controversies involves the use of paid gestational carriers, women who agree to carry a fertilized embryo, created from another woman’s egg, give birth, and give the baby to its parents. This is different from tradition (or genetic) surrogates, who provide both their own eggs and their own wombs. Gestational surrogacy now constitutes 95% of all surrogacy in the U.S. State laws about arrangements for gestational carriers vary widely and are in flux.…
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:36

Surrogacy: Who decides to become a gestational carrier?

Why would a woman decide to carry another woman’s baby? One answer is that there are times in life when a loved one is in need of help. This happens when a sister or a cousin or a close friend has suffered repeated miscarriages, or had an illness or surgery that made pregnancy unlikely. In these instances, it is not unusual for a family member or friend to step forward, saying, “I’ll carry your baby.” But what of the woman who decides that she wants to carry for strangers? What prompts her to seek, usually through an agency, an individual…
Saturday, 13 June 2020 14:10

Ukraine’s Borders Open: Ukrainian Surrogacy Restarts After Covid

After months of closed borders due to the Coronavirus, Ukraine is opening its borders to foreign guests starting Saturday, June 13, 2020. Ukraine quarantined several weeks earlier than most countries and this has definitely helped. This included the closure of the metro and all intercity transportation. Similarly, fines and stiff regulations helped minimize the spread of the virus. The very best surrogacy clinics, the ones we at Delivering Dreams, verify and screen, abide by top international standards and regulations. They stopped IVF and fertility treatments including surrogacy in early March. Surrogacy clinics have now started with extreme new procedures and…
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 14:06

‘She said she’d be babysitting our embryo’

Surrogacy between friends can be life-changing. The people who have done it talk emotions, legal hurdles – and WhatsApp birthing groups In a flat in north-east London, Abi is cradling her best friend’s baby. At 15 weeks old, the little boy is smiling up at her, testing out his first sounds. His mother, Rachel, prepares his bottle while Abi rocks him, showing all the love she would to any of her friends’ children. The only difference is that Abi gave birth to him. Abi and Rachel, both 35, met on their first day at university in Birmingham in 2003 and…
Sunday, 07 June 2020 12:39

BATTLING INFERTILITY ON FATHER’S DAY

If you are battling infertility, Father’s day is quite likely to leave you with a disheartening feeling. It is that day of the year when every man who is struggling with infertility misses out being adored by smiling little faces. It’s a bittersweet feeling to watch children bond with their fathers on this special day, while you wonder if the future holds the same for you or not. Fatherhood is a gift from God, but not everyone is blessed with this special gift that easily. But, there is always a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel, as…
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 07:39

Surrogates left holding the baby as coronavirus rules strand parents

A week before Sierra Martin’s 27 February due date, she received an email. It was from the couple that Martin was carrying a baby for, as a gestational surrogate. This was Martin’s first surrogacy; she was carrying a boy for a gay couple from China. Due to the coronavirus travel ban, the email read, the couple wouldn’t be able to get into the US to collect their son. Would Martin look after him, until the restrictions were lifted? “I waited a full day before replying, because I didn’t know what to do,” says Martin, who is 22 and works as…
Sunday, 31 May 2020 19:31

Surrogacy 'leads to better parenting'

The world's first scientific study to lift the veil on the realities of surrogacy carried out in Britain suggests not only that surrogate mothers have no problem handing over babies, but that the families who receive the child are warmer, happier and more caring than ordinary families. "It is often assumed that surrogate mothers will have difficulties handing the child over following the birth," said Fiona MacCallum, one of the researchers from City University in London, who will present her preliminary results at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology meeting in Vienna today. "We found only one instance…
Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:07

Michelle Obama’s IVF story

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has released a memoir in which she reveals difficulties about her marriage and pregnancy with her two daughters. In the book, Becoming, Mrs Obama reveals that she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilisation to conceive both children, Malia and Sasha. Mrs Obama told ABC's Good Morning America she felt "lost and alone" after her miscarriage 20 years ago. She also criticised Donald Trump for "putting my family's safety at risk". Mrs Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, sought couples therapy, she also revealed for the first time in her 426-page book,…
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Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.

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Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.