Gay Parenting

Gay married couple sues after daughter denied US citizenship

Source NBC News

Roee and Adiel Kiviti with their children.Roee and Adiel Kiviti / Immigration Equality

The plaintiffs, Roee and Adiel Kiviti, had their first child, Lev, in 2016; he was born in Canada via surrogacy and has had U.S. citizenship since birth. However, their second child, Kessem, was born in 2019, after the Trump administration began enforcing the Immigration and Nationality Act’s provision that children born “out of wedlock” do not automatically obtain U.S. citizenship.

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Surrogacy

Brazilian woman acts as surrogate for gay son; becomes both mother and grandmother of twins

Source NY Daily News

A Brazilian mother has given birth to a healthy set of twins, who are both her children and grandchildren.

After a traumatic pregnancy four years ago — her daughter was born prematurely at seven months and passed away a week later — the 45-year-old teacher Valdira das Neves started to explore other ways that she could get pregnant.

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Surrogacy

Becoming A Surrogate Is An Involved Process, & Here’s What Experts Want You To Know

Source Bustle

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When we hear the word “surrogate,” we tend to equate it with the rich and famous. Kim Kardashian, for example, used a surrogate to bring her third and forth children into the world. Because her first two pregnancies were less than easy, her doctors suggested she not conceive and try to carry a fetus to term again. For Kardashian, having a surrogate was the best way to do it.

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Gay Parenting, New Zealand, Surrogacy

New Zealand – Gay father fighting for fairer surrogacy laws backed by thousands as he presents petition to Parliament

Source I Stuff

A father calling for reform of the 64-year-old Adoption Act has presented his 30,000-signature petition to Parliament.

Auckland man Christian Newman handed his petition calling for a “total overhaul” of the “outdated” and “complicated” act to MPs Louisa Wall, Tamati Coffey and Paul Eagle on Tuesday afternoon. 

Newman and his husband Mark Edwards – known online as Love From Your Dads – battled for more than three years to conceive and then adopt their son, Frankie. 

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France, Surrogacy

France to recognize surrogacy abroad, report

Source ANSA Med

France is about to recognize the parentage of children born to a surrogate mother abroad, the so-called GPA (surrogacy for others), France Info reported on Tuesday.

The measure could come into effect ”over the coming weeks” thanks to a directive issued by the government, added France Info.(ANSAmed).

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Gay Parenting

A woman gave birth to her gay son’s twins so he could be a dad

Source LGBTQ Nation

A 45-year-old Brazilian woman named Valdira das Neves recently gave birth to two twins — Noah and Maria Flor — after serving as a surrogate for her 24-year-old gay son, Marcelo das Neves Junior.

As a result, she basically gave birth to her own grandchildren.

Her son fertilized a donor’s eggs with his sperm, and the fertilized eggs were then implanted into his mother’s womb.

The mother and her son, who works as a financial analyst, decided on this arrangement after the mom miscarried her own child four years ago.

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