Tag Archives: family

Surrogacy Conference series UK/Ireland

Based on the success of their conferences Families Through Surrogacy return with their UK/Ireland series in Dublin, Edinburgh and London. For intended parents, surrogates and counselors to hear from others who have completed the journey in UK, Ukraine, US or Canada. UK surrogates will speak about how to connect and negotiate these intimate arrangements. Surrogacy…
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Copy of Surrogacy Conference Dublin

This one day event run by Families Through Surrogacy is aimed at intended parts - gay, straight, couples and those who are single. The Dublin conference focuses on parent and surrogate feedback, as well as expert sessions on the medical, legal, logistics and psychological considerations of surrogacy in the UK and the USA. Sessions also…
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Surrogacy Conference for Intended Parent

Families Through Surrogacy host their annual UK conference for intended parents in London aimed at gay couples, single gay men as well as heterosexual couples looking to access surrogacy. This one-day event focuses on parent and surrogate feedback, sessions from experts looking at the medical, legal and physical logistics as well as the psychological considerations…
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Othermotherhood

Finn Mackay is a feminist activist who doesn’t fit into society’s assumed gender codes. Her partner carried and gave birth to their son, now almost 2 years old. In her guest blog Finn explores her experience of motherhood as a lesbian parent Finn’s blog: finnmackay.wordpress.com It took me over three months to be able to…
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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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Calling all kinds of loving families

It should be a fact of life for every child – a loving family and a safe home where they can grow up happy and content. Unfortunately, more than 2,000 children across the UK are currently awaiting adoption, still hoping for that security and permanency in their lives. For older children, sibling groups, children with…
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Proud 2 Be

Mat and Jon Price, 30, are identical twins and both gay. Their childhood in a rural village near Birmingham was not filled with positive messages about homosexuality. This experience led them to set up the Proud 2 Be project in 2011, an online campaign supporting LGBT people to be proud of who they are. A…
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Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment…
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The rewards of becoming a foster carer

Being a foster carer can be a challenging job, but the rewards are varied and quite personal. Some foster carers find it so fulfilling, they foster many children throughout a long fostering career. Here are some of the positive benefits of being a foster carer. Positively change a child’s life You’re providing a foster child…
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In-depth guide to foster caring

Are you interested in becoming a foster carer but don't know enough about it? Perhaps you assume your circumstances or expectations mean you wouldn't be accepted. Here, with help from Achieving for Children, we get all your questions answered. There are now 70,000 children in care. Many of these children are on the adoption register…
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