Category Archives: Surrogacy

Creating families through surrogacy – gay style

Starting a family via surrogacy has become increasingly common amongst gay men, despite constant changes in rules affecting availability in other countries. When Thailand, India, Nepal & Cambodia all froze access to surrogacy for foreigners, many gay men were left with embryos stranded. Meanwhile, providers in the USA, Canada and South East Asia have stepped…
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Parental orders: a vital step for families following surrogacy

Surrogacy is an increasingly common route to parenthood for both LGBT and heterosexual couples. The number of parents finishing their surrogacy journey with an application for a parental order in England has risen every year since 2009-10, with 295 applications made in the past year. But does this figure tell the whole story when it…
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Worldwide surrogacy: an update

Sam Everingham runs Families Through Surrogacy, a not for profit organisation providing advice and support on international surrogacy. Building up to their EU conference in London on 5th March and Dublin on 6th March he gives us a round up of notable changes in worldwide surrogacy. Sam lives is Australia with his partner and twin…
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International surrogacy story

An epic Greek tragedy with a happy ending Georgios* and his partner Alexander* live in London with their two-and-a-half year old twins. Georgios shared the story of their incredible international surrogacy journey with We Are Family magazine. Truly international, Georgios was born in Greece, studied for an MBA in Spain, got a job in Russia,…
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Georgios & Alex’s Surrogacy Story: expert response CFC

Surrogacy Attorney Diane Hinson of Creative Family Connections Diane Hinson; Founder, Owner and Senior Partner of Creative Family Connections, a specialist legal firm providing support for anyone going through surrogacy, comments on our lead surrogacy story, and considers the legal complications. Potential for complications The recurring theme in Georgios and Alexander’s story through gestational surrogacy…
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Georgios & Alex’s Surrogacy Story: expert response ORM

Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM) Dr Brandon J. Bankowski, MD MPH FACOG, at world-renowned US fertility clinic ORM, gives his response to Georgios and Alexander’s surrogacy experience, and addresses the medical and duty of care issues raised. “Georgios and Alexander’s story is a tragic, but avoidable one. Despite heroic efforts, against insurmountable odds, Georgios and Alexander’s…
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Looking back at the Families Through Surrogacy conference

A definitive success! I always give myself a month or so to reflect on and to judge the success of any event that I help to organise. Some will judge by the number of attendees, others will judge by cash flow; I don't, I judge the success of my events by whether or not they…
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Surrogacy experts offer insights in London!

Callum reflects on a thought-provoking work trip After just three weeks at We Are Family magazine I’ve all ready become emotionally invested in routes to parenthood for gay and lesbian couples. From even my very basic understanding of IVF and surrogacy it occurs to me how scary it must be to embark on that journey,…
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Surrogacy Supplement story: legal issues addressed

International surrogacy: an expert responds Our Surrogacy Supplement (published March 2015) featured an indepth story of international surrogacy, fraught with legal difficulties. We released highlights of the story on our website, you can find them here: installment 1 installment 2 installment 3 installment 4 installment 5 Specialist solicitor and leading expert on UK fertility law,…
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Single Embryo transfer

The Fertility Center of Las Vegas looks at the issues... Almost every IVF patient is faced with an important decision regarding their treatment – do I transfer one embryo or two? When faced with this decision many hopeful parents may think that transferring two embryos will significantly increase their chances of success. Also, IVF treatment…
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