surrogacy

1.14.19

Singapore Is Threatening to Ban LGBTQ Citizens from Adopting Children

The government is considering changing its laws after a gay father won the right to adopt his biological son last year.

12.9.17

Anti-Choice Congressman Reportedly Offered Aide $5 Million to Carry His Child

Ultra-conservative Rep. Trent Franks, who obsessively attacks women's right to choose, reportedly asked female staffers if they'd act as surrogates for him—and they worried he wanted to impregnate them through sex.

12.8.17

How Rep. Franks tried to use an explainer to convince a staffer she was in love with him, explained

What did Rep. Trent Franks do? He had to resign after allegedly asking several staffers to be a surrogate for his baby and tried to convince one woman they were in love by having her read an article about how to know you're in love. The GOP, led by...

4.10.17

How LGBTQ Americans are Reshaping the Fight for Assisted Reproduction

We're here, we're queer, and we want access to in vitro fertilization and surrogate pregnancies.

3.14.17

Americans Can Now Buy Breast Milk from Cambodian Women Paid Less Than $10 a Day

Ambrosia Labs claims to be the first company to export human breast milk to the US. Its founders say their business model is beneficial to mothers in Cambodia, but advocates fear they're exploiting vulnerable women.

3.20.16

I'm Trying to Get Pregnant with a Stranger's Sperm and It's Going Horribly

Unlike our friends who stop refilling their birth control and get pregnant, for us "trying" does not involve regular romps. Rather, it requires countless doctors' appointments, thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket fees, and mind-numbing bureaucracy.

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2.21.16

An Abortion, a Custody Fight, a Legal Storm: Inside a Surrogacy Gone Haywire

Melissa Cook, a surrogate, is pregnant with triplets. Their intended father and sperm donor wanted her to get an abortion. She refused now and she wants custody. Cook has filed a federal lawsuit that could change surrogacy laws for better or worse.

1.19.16

Mexico's Booming Business of Producing Babies for Foreigners Is About To Go Bust

International surrogacy agencies flocked the southern state of Tabasco after it became more difficult to operate in India in 2012. Now changes in the law restricting the practice to heterosexual Mexicans mean they are looking for another base again.

1.13.16

How Commercial Surrogacy Became a Massive International Business

In 2015, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Mexico—nearly all the major markets for commercial surrogacy—banned the practice for foreigners. But the global demand isn't going anywhere.

7.3.15

France to Legally Recognize Surrogate Children as French Citizens

While surrogacy itself remains illegal in France, the state will now legally recognize children born abroad through a surrogate mother who have at least one French parent.