Israel, Surrogacy

Israel -Merav Michaeli has baby through surrogate in US

Source The Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post  Israel News

Merav Michaeli has baby through surrogate in US

By GIL HOFFMAN   

AUGUST 22, 2021 16:39

Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli.

(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli announced that she and her partner are the new parents of a son delivered by a surrogate.

    

Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli and her partner, comedian Lior Schleien, announced on Saturday night that they are the new parents of a son delivered by a surrogate mother in the United States.

“We are so happy to have him and to be his parents,” Michaeli wrote on Facebook. “This is a love story. Now it is a love story of three.”

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Surrogacy

Couple’s search for stranger to have their baby after heartbreaking abortion decision

Source Star News

It’s a decision no mother-to-be should have to make.

Jorjia Nicholas, 25, was forced to have an abortion as pregnancy put her and her unborn child’s lives at risk following years of heart problems and damage done during surgery.

The Nelson woman and fiance Chris Allen, 28, are now on the difficult hunt for a stranger to have their baby.

Nicholas’ heart issues started in 2016. She was living in Christchurch and working in a hotel when, during a shift, she became dizzy, had double vision and her ears started ringing.

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Sister egg donor, sister surrogate mother, Surrogacy

Cancer survivor is finally a mother thanks to her two younger sisters after one donated an egg and the other became a surrogate when 14 attempts at IVF costing $100,000 failed

Source Daily Mail

A woman who had 14 failed IVF has finally become a mother after one sister donated an egg and the other offered to be her surrogate.

Sam Bryant, 44, from Melbourne, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2003 and went through six months of chemotherapy before thankfully going into remission. 

However, despite medics preserving her uterus Sam went onto have 14 failed IVF attempts costing $100,000.

In a desperate attempt to have a child, midwife and primary school teacher Sam and her husband Ben, 45, travelled to a fertility clinic in Spain and accepted friends’ offers to donate their eggs but every effort failed.

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Surrogacy

How To Effectively Support And Help Couples Who Are Struggling To Conceive

Source Girl Talk HQ

When a couple starts thinking about having a child, they set themselves on the path for new and exciting times. They always hope for great times and young families living a happy life. However, it is not always rosy. Not all of us have the same luck when it comes to conceiving.

You can easily assume that having a child is an easy feat, far from that. You may not realize this until you decide that it is time for you to add a new member to your family. One negative pregnancy test after another, and you start asking questions. You may question your ability to conceive or even challenge your partner’s fertility.

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intended parents, New Zealand, Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother

New Zealand – Make sure new law doesn’t make surrogates ‘useful wombs’

Source Newsroom

The Law Commission estimates that around 50 children are born through surrogacy each year, including through international commercial surrogacies. Photo: Flickr/Sergio Santos

Anne Else looks at the Law Commission’s proposals for new surrogacy law, and the key legal issue: how the intending parents become the legal parents

Agreeing to be a birth mother in a surrogacy arrangement is a precious gift to people wanting a child. But if it’s poorly regulated, it can lead to women being seen as just useful wombs.

No one knows exactly how many surrogacy arrangements have been made or how many children have been born this way to New Zealanders since the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (HART) Act was passed in 2004, because no comprehensive records are kept. But surrogacy makes up less than 1 percent of fertility clinic treatment cycles here. There’s no guarantee of a live birth.

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Costs, Surrogacy

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost? Plus, All Your Questions About Surrogacy, Answered

Source Parade

So you’re curious about surrogacy.

If you haven’t heard of surrogacy before or if you don’t know of anyone personally who has gone through a surrogacy journey—either as a surrogate mother or as a parent—then the logistics of it all can be confusing. While it’s not exactly the “traditional” way that most couples get pregnant, it is becoming less and less taboo.

Look at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, Elton John and David Furnish—high-profile celebrities who, at one point or another, all turned to surrogacy as a way to expand their families.

“This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child,” Grey’s Anatomy star Pompeo said of her personal experience with surrogacy. “I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her—she who will remain anonymous. I was there with her when they inseminated her, and we held hands. I looked into the microscope and I saw the embryo.”

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Surrogacy, Surrogacy Law, UK

UK – Surrogacy: The pathway for future familiesSurrogacy: The pathway for future families

Source Legal Futures

This week is an important time for surrogacy as it marks ‘National Surrogacy Week’ and Anne-Marie Hamer at Spencer West LLP; Member of IDR  focuses on how the area of Surrogacy law is there to shape the future, and what ‘the future holds for surrogacy around the world’.

The future of family law will most certainly see changes in the coming years, to bring it in line with the various changes in society and around the world, but to also ensure that it recognises the needs of people in the 21st century.  Within the ambit of family law is the area of Surrogacy and Fertility Law, and this is a specialist area which is recognised around the world, to assist families/couples and intended single parents fulfil their dream of having a family.

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