Archive for the ‘surrogacy’ Category

Taiwan couples seek surrogacy abroad to escape ban

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

TAIPEI (AFP) – Three years ago Mr and Ms Lee fulfilled their dream of parenthood with the help of a surrogate mother.
But like many Taiwanese couples in their position, they were forced to seek surrogacy abroad because the procedure is illegal at home.
“Healthy couples cannot imagine the difficulty and pain we have been through. We tried everything we could,” said Lee, a 40-year-old businessman in Taipei who did not wish to give his full name.
He and his 35-year-old wife also considered adoption. “But since there was still a way we could have our own child, surrogacy was the best option,” he said.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoes controversial surrogacy bill

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Gov. Bobby Jindal, in his veto of a bill that would have created a new legal and regulatory framework for surrogacy births in Louisiana, has sided with conservative groups.

Lawmakers had overwhelmingly voted to support the bill by Norco Sen. Gary Smith, who has two children with his wife through surrogacy. Jindal released his veto on Friday.

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Surrogacy on Upswing: Laws Still in Infancy

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

It is not some science fiction movie plot. It is real. Human beings are being manufactured and sold – right here in America.

Even more shocking is the fact that decades after the first commercial U.S. sperm bank was opened (1971), after the world’s first test tube baby was born (1978), and after the first U.S. court case regarding surrogacy played out (1986), this country still has no uniform law regulating how surrogate babies are created in a lab and brought into the world.

Let’s be clear at the outset. No one wants to deny a childless couple the right to have, raise and love a child. I cannot imagine the pain of an infertile couple longing to have a family. But at this late stage in the commercial surrogacy game there ought to be an agreed upon set of rules, regulations and laws on how it works – and what should be done when things don’t go as planned.
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Surrogacy Could Be Denied for Gays and Single Parents in Louisiana

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Senate Bill 162 will see to it that single would-be mothers and fathers, same-sex couples, and cohabiting unmarried heterosexuals are all barred from entering into surrogacy contracts, as are married heterosexual couples in which at least one partner is infertile.
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Louisiana: Surrogacy births bill heads to Gov. Jindal for decision

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Surrogacy births in Louisiana will be subject to a new legal and regulatory framework if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill that received final legislative passage Sunday with an 87-8 House vote.
Jindal hasn’t said whether he will support the measure, but he regularly sides with the conservative Louisiana Family Forum, which opposes the bill as “not pro-life or pro-family.”

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Law & Order’s Elisabeth Rohm Opens Up About Infertility Issues

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Best known for her role on Law & Order, actress Elisabeth Rohm has lived her life in the spotlight for years. In the midst of a successful TV career, the blonde beauty secretly struggled with infertility.

In an exclusive interview with Life & Style, the 40-year-old opens up about her hard earned win to become a mother.

Initially planning to keep her fight to get pregnant a private matter, Elisabeth admits that the honesty of other celebrities inspired her to share her own story in her new book Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected).
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10 Words That Describe Infertility

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Huffington Post: Recently, I wrote a post about the hilarious and exasperating journey of parenting small children. But for seven harrowing years of infertility, my wife Mary and I would have given anything to have children, no matter how hard it was.

Here are ten words I would use to describe how infertility feels:

1. Lonely
We saw couple after couple get pregnant before us, our best friends included. When they told us, we high-fived them, then we went home, and hardly knew what to say to each other. We felt lost, sad, and even lonelier than before. We were excited for them; we were just very sad for us.

It’s okay to go home and cry your eyes out when your friends get pregnant.
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Vietnam deliberating on surrogate births

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Even as the demand for surrogate births is increasing the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice remain undecided on whether to allow such births under the law. The rate of infertile couples is increasing drastically in the country. As per a Ministry survey, 7.7 percent of Vietnamese couples or one million couples are struggling with infertility.

Tu Du Maternity Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City receives an average of 200-300 patients everyday for infertility tests and treatment, while it was ten cases just 10 years ago
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Kara DioGuardi: How My Cancer Gene Led Me to Surrogacy

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

When hit songwriter and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and husband Mike McCuddy welcomed son Greyson James Carroll via gestational surrogate in January, it was a dream come true for the couple following five years of heartbreaking fertility issues.

But that’s only part of her story. Read the article

Google Hangout- The Truth Behind Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Huffington Post- There are many misconceptions about the dollars & cents involved in third-party reproduction. Treating infertility can be both expensive and emotionally difficult for couples in need. Surrogates and egg donors weigh in on joys and the obstacles. Check out this segment that covers the various perspectives of the experience, parent, surrogate and donor.

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