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Making babies via surrogacy despite the odds

The worldwide battle against the pandemic has the international surrogacy landscape fraught with complications. Travel restrictions have left couples unable to reach their own embryos and put a stop to ‘fly-in donors’, while health concerns have led to a shortage of surrogates globally. However the demand for family-building options continues. The pandemic has led to…
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The joys of fostering from an LGBT couple

Could you give a home to a vulnerable child when they need it most? Fostering a child can provide them with a safe, secure place to live for a few weeks, months or even years. It can help them to get through a really difficult time. Children’s charity Barnardo’s is calling on individuals and families…
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The right stuff – weathering the highs and lows of family building

Gay dad Sam Everingham is a leading expert and advisor on international surrogacy. In preparation for the upcoming Growing Families seminars aimed at intended parents in the UK and Ireland, he explores the lay of the land now were in a worldwide pandemic "For gay couples and singles desiring family, surrogacy is becoming increasingly common.…
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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

Video chat and hypochondriacs Well we’ve survived week one of lockdown without killing each other. I only know it has been a week because my wife was in the house all of yesterday and the day before and she wasn’t working. Yep – I’ve lost all sense of time already, but my wife would be…
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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

The world has stopped. As coronavirus sweeps across the planet and rips through the UK, I am at home with our two boys aged 9 and 6. We Are Family magazine editor Hannah Latham writes to stay sane through these strange times. Strip tease and silver linings It’s 5.45pm on a Tuesday and I’ve just…
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Get informed at the Growing Families surrogacy conferences

Ahead of Growing Families March 2020 UK/EU information day on family building options, global family-building expert Sam Everingham sheds some light on these events and why they remain so popular How long has Growing Families been running surrogacy education for Europeans? Since 2014, though until last year we ran our events under the Families Through…
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The good father – lessons in co-parenting

As a gay dad via surrogacy, writer, public health professional and the founder of not-for-profit organisation Growing Families, Sam Everingham is an expert in international surrogacy. He travels the globe educating people on the constantly changing world of family building via surrogacy. He meets many people from the LGBT community who have had families, and…
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LGBT Family and Foster Care

Capstone Foster Care have been building brighter futures for the children and young people in their care for the last 10 years. Capstone are a founder-owned, independent fostering agency with 15 local teams ready and available to support their foster families across England. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and have ever wondered,…
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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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Bump Rollerdisco summer popup for the whole family

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Get your skates on and head down to Bristol's iconic Millenium Square for a family session at the Bump Rollerdisco popup. Two weeks into the summer holiday we needed something energetic to occupy our boys: Noah, 9, and Eli, a very large 6 year…
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