A close friend of mine recently became a surrogate. I think that this is absolutely amazing of her, and I follow her journey on Facebook and on her personal blog with great interest. More
I understand that people in the public eye may not always want to share the personal details about something as private as a struggle with fertility. But I love it when they do, because I really think it makes women feel so much less alone. Harris-Perry’s story is very inspiring. More
Just recently, a friend of mine on Facebook shared that she would be starting the surrogacy journey. No, she wasn’t in need of a surrogate; she already has two healthy kids. She is a stay-at-home mom that decided to offer her oven up to another couple in need, and I think that is absolutely amazing. I could never do it myself, but I admire someone who could. More
Once upon a time, I thought mommy-daughter womb transplants were the ultimate mindfuck as I contemplated daughters using the uterus that they grew in to grow their mother’s grandchildren (follow that?). But 53-year-old Susie Kozisek didn’t even have to bother forking over her uterus as she just offered to actually carry her grandchildren for her daughter Ashley. No biggie! Chalk it all up to a mother’s need to help her children any way she can.
Sofia Vergara just hit the big 4-0 and she has plans to wed Nick Loeb. But in a true testament to our modern times, Sofia, who has 20-year-old son Manolo, is thinking about expanding her family with her new fiancé. And for her, this means shopping around for that uber celebrity trendy surrogate. More
Weeks after giving birth to a sitcom baby on Modern Family, reports say that Sofia Vergara will be welcoming her own little bundle of joy into the world with fiance Nick Loeb. Page Six reports that the couple is planning to have a child via gestational surrogate. And they’re keeping the entire process “in the family,” so to speak. One of Vergara’s close friends is carrying the baby for the two. More
Now here is an ethics forest you may not be able to find your way out of. Surrogate Crystal Kelley, a mother of two herself, agreed to be the surrogate for a New York couple upon meeting them at a playground. But after various 21-week ultrasounds revealed that the baby had severe medical problems, the couple insisted that she get an abortion. Kelley had agreed to this clause in the contract she signed with the couple. But upon being pregnant, she had second thoughts. Understandably. More
Earlier this month, Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, into the family. Now, the couple is introducing their little loaf of bread to the world in a People Mag photo shoot, which I would normally roll my eyes at, but I happen to find adorable today. It has nothing to do with the cuteness of the baby, who is undeniably sweet-looking, just like every other baby. The adorableness comes from John’s kind and thoughtful words about his sons’ surrogate. More
Adrienne Maloof secret is out — and it’s not even salacious. The next time somebody wants to have a surrogate in private, remind me not to care.
If you need a story of a kind and caring gesture to momentarily lift your spirits, look no further than Princess Mette-Marit of Norway More
It was just a year and a half ago that Elizabeth Banks and her husband were welcoming their first little one, Felix, into the world. Now, they’ve announced the birth of their second son. Like his brother, this little guy was born via surrogate. Also like his brother, he has an adorably retro-yet-totally-trendy name that induces that scrunchy “That’s the cutest thing ever” face in women everywhere. More
The couple seems to be on top of this sibling business. More
In spite of the big “identity reveal” lead up, she just looks like any other pregnant woman I might pass on the park by my apartment. Which is very powerful for families who have worked with surrogates. More