Surrogacy

How Having a Surrogate Carry My Daughter Taught Me to Let Go

Source PopSugar

In the summer of 2018, I became a mom for the first time — and, like most new moms, I had so many questions. But besides the best car seat and stroller combo to choose for my daughter, I found myself having deep philosophical thoughts about how to raise her.

I had already relinquished the control I anticipated having when I decided to let her be carried by a surrogate. If it were up to me, I would have been the mom who ate nothing but organic food, exercised daily (but not too intensely), and played Bach through headphones attached to my baby belly, but that’s not how things played out. And while I trusted my surrogate was doing well by my daughter, I didn’t know exactly what that meant. As the pregnancy developed, I realized I had to work at letting go of that control since it was simply not an option.

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Surrogacy Law

Surrogacy law does little for would-be parents

Source Times Union

Legalization of commercial surrogacy, with appropriate safeguards, is good public policy. Unfortunately, New York failed in its attempt to restructure and finally pass the Child-Parent Security Act.

The latest version, approved as part of the budget in March, was supposed to be debated vigorously. It was not brought to a floor vote last year because its opponents called for more discussion and understanding. But this year there was no debate whatsoever. The act was shoved into the budget and voted into law while no one was paying much attention to anything unrelated to COVID-19 coming out of Albany. It seems as if only now, as people are realizing what transpired, is debate occurring.

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Surrogacy, Ukraine

Nearly 50 surrogate babies crammed into Ukraine hotel amid coronavirus

Source Grunt Stuff

Nearly 50 surrogate babies from a number of nations — together with the US — are crammed into a dormitory at a Ukraine hotel and can’t be picked up by their households in the course of the coronavirus lockdown, troubling new video exhibits.

Employees on the BioTexCom Heart for Human Replica within the capital metropolis of Kiev are caring for some 46 crying newborns because the nation has utterly closed its borders as a result of pandemic.

Infants staying there are from the US, the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, China, Mexico and different nations, in keeping with the video, apparently made to ease dad and mom’ issues, and posted by the clinic on April 30.

Surrogacy

How Do Surrogacy Journeys Differ In The UK To The US?

Source INSC Magazine

Difficulties in conceiving and reproducing their own kind have no boundaries or nationality. It doesn’t matter where the person who dreams of a child is living – in England or the USA – for him there is nothing more important than leaving his continuation in this world. For problems with the natural process, you can always turn to assisted reproductive methods. But the laws of states are not always loyal to such methods of overcoming infertility.

Therefore, desperate people are forced to go on a surrogacy journey, so that the cherished dream comes true.

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Russia, Surrogacy

COVID leaves surrogate babies stranded in Russia

Source BioNews

As many as 1000 babies born through surrogacy in Russia have been unable to meet their intended parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Intended parents would usually collect their baby a few days after birth, but Russia closed its borders in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, making it impossible for families expecting through international surrogacy arrangements to bring their babies home. 

‘This is an urgent problem. These are children that are growing every day. They need their parents,’ Irina Kirkora, deputy head of the Kremlin’s Advisory Council on Human Rights in Moscow, told the Guardian.

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Russia, Surrogacy, Uncategorized

Eight arrested in Russia’s first surrogacy probe

Source Malay Mail

Russia is one of the few countries in the world where commercial surrogacy is legal. — Reuters pic

MOSCOW, Aug 3 — Eight Russians have been arrested and charged with human trafficking in the country’s first surrogacy probe, and a court today was to consider extending the arrests.

Surrogacy is legal in Russia and has been a lucrative business for many years.

However, a criminal probe was made possible due to “ambiguities” in legislation, defence lawyer Igor Trunov told AFP, adding it was the first such case in Russia’s history.

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Surrogacy

Is surrogacy legal in Rwanda? Lawyers and doctors are confused surrogacy legal in Rwanda? Lawyers and doctors are confused

Source The New Times


On June 30, 2020, a judge at Kicukiro Primary Court in Kigali ruled to deny a couple the right to have children by surrogacy.

The ruling sparked debate as to whether surrogacy is legal in Rwanda or not.

The couple went to court after other infertility treatments were not successful and doctors advised them to get a go-ahead from courts of law before they can begin medical surrogacy procedures. 

The judge ruled to block this procedure saying that the law provides that “procreation occurs between a man and a woman or with assistance” while the petitioners were seeking reproduction between two families which is out of the law.

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Surrogacy

International surrogacy goes pear-shaped

Source BioEdge

As the weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic march on, more evidence of the failure of the international surrogacy industry is emerging. Babies are being born to surrogate mothers in one country while the commissioning parents are in another country, unable to see them because the borders have been closed. It has been widely reported that more than a hundred of these cases exist in Ukraine and at least 40 in Georgia.

The Guardian this week reported that there are up to 1000 of these babies in Russia, some born as long ago as February. They are being cared for by nannies in rented flats in Moscow, St Petersburg and other cities.

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