Parents around the world were disgusted when they heard the recent story of an Australian couple who abandoned a young twin boy born with a congenital heart defect and Down’s syndrome via surrogate. In earlier reports, an Australian couple paid a 21-year-old Thai surrogate to carry and birth twins: a healthy girl and a boy named Gammy with Down’s syndrome. The couple was initially accused of taking the healthy girl home and abandoning the boy. Now, the couple claims that they never knew of Gammy and were only told of his healthy twin sister. More
This is one of those news stories that will just make you hate everything. An Australian couple used a Thai surrogate because they could not conceive on their own. The surrogate gave birth to twins; a healthy girl and a boy with a congenital heart defect and Down syndrome. The couple took the girl home, and abandoned their male infant with the Thai surrogate. More
Sherri Shepherd Surrogate Baby Fiasco – Shepherd allegedly wants nothing to do with her unborn IVF baby due to her husband’s fraud. More
A 37-year-old woman who in the past three years has carried and delivered three children for two couples was shamed as some sort of pregnancy-addicted-freakshow on Jezebel today, with the headline Woman Addicted To Pregnancy Won’t Stop Till Her Pussy Falls Out.Â I thought I was going to be met with some Michelle-Duggar-esque story about someone who was overpopulating the world with her own genes. Instead, I was met with a story about a woman who loves being pregnant so much she is a free surrogate for couples who can’t conceive on their own. So basically – she’s an angel. More
If you have the money and have no interest in carrying a child – why not? I think this is very liberating for women who can afford it. Men have always been able to enjoy parenthood without any of the trials of pregnancy – if their financial state allows it, why shouldn’t women? More
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-oldÂ 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 wedÂ Nick Loeb. But in a true testament to our modern times, Sofia, who has 20-year-old sonÂ Manolo, is thinking about expanding her family with her new fiancĂ©. 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. SurrogateÂ 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.