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Extraordinary surrogacy journeys for gay dads

Increasingly both single gay men and gay couples are engaging in surrogacy to fulfill their dream of fatherhood. Sam Everingham profiles two extraordinary journeys from dads who will be at Families Through Surrogacy’s fifth conference for intended parents in March. “For gay men in particular international surrogacy is a fast moving minefield with many risks.…
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Stonewall Riots Anniversary

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single…
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & biphobia

A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities An annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. May 17…
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Queer Journeys to Parenthood

Growing Families (formerly Families Through Surrogacy) are a not-for-profit organisation who work globally to promote safe and informed family building through surrogacy. They ran their first UK seminar back in 2014 and quickly gained momentum. Since then they have hosted 14 events in the UK and Ireland and many more abroad. The key to the…
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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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Crossing borders as a gay family

In his first guest blog for us, James of 4 Relative Strangers, blogs about his family holidays "Deciding where to take your family for their holidays is always challenging. And when you are a same sex adoptive family; and by that I mean we are all the same sex, two dads and two sons; there…
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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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