Surrogate gives birth to rare triplets at Akron General hospital

Source WKYC

AKRON, Ohio — What’s better than one baby? How about three?

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Clinic spotlighted the rare birth of three identical triplet girls on its Facebook page.

Parker, Robin and Sylvie have been providing triple the cuddles, triple the love (and triple the diapers!) for new dads Eric Portenga and Kevin O’Neill since their birth on September 9.

Their surrogate, Maureen, gave birth to the rare set of triplets at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

It’s a rare event, there were approximately 3,100 triplet births in 2019, says Stephen Bacak, DO, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, who delivered the triplets.

The girls made their debut at 35 weeks gestation via cesarean birth. After an 18-day stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the girls made the road trip back to Ann Arbor Michigan to begin their lives.

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Surrogacy, UK

UK – Family enjoys first Christmas with little Lumi after friend’s surrogacy

Source East Anglian Daily Times

Sarelle Payne (left) carried baby Lumi as a surrogate for her friend Coral Putus. – Credit: Sarelle Payne

It started as a conversation on a girls’ holiday four years ago but a powerful act of friendship has seen a Suffolk family spend their first Christmas with the little girl they thought they would never have.

Sarelle Payne and Coral Putus have been friends since meeting at the Douglas Bader pub in Martlesham Heath as teenagers.

The pair have been brought closer after Sarelle offered to carry her friend’s baby. .

Coral, from East Bergholt, was told she would not be able to carry a baby as a teenager and advised surrogacy and adoption would be possible options.

In July 2017, while on holiday the friends were talking when Sarelle learned about Coral’s situation, offering to research and act as a surrogate.

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Kenya, Surrogacy

Surrogacy in Kenya: Bringing happiness and contentment to every individual involved!

Source Deccan Herald

December 15: Surrogacy and/or egg donation have proven to be a godsend for most of the individuals that have otherwise failed to conceive naturally. Still, one must keep in mind that this procedure needs a great deal of patience, as well as medical and legal understanding, along with a full-fledged support system.

Intended parents (IPs), Surrogates, IVF experts, Egg donors, and even the Surrogacy Agency that organises the process all have various perspectives on Surrogacy. Yet, the arrangement facilitates the dreams and ambitions of every individual involved in some way or another.

Speaking of surrogates, they have the chance to help a family in need while simultaneously receiving compensation for their work. Intended parents, on the other hand, get to witness the most awaited moment of their lives.

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regulation, Surrogacy

American Surrogacy Industry Looks To Self-Regulate

Source Above The Law

On December 1, 2021, a new organization called Reproductive Alliance hosted a major webinar called “Countdown to Launch.” Reproductive Alliance describes itself as developing “industry-wide standards that protect intended parents, surrogates, and the industry at large.” The groundbreaking webinar was hosted by board members made up of surrogacy advocates and professionals from various fields — including legal, mental health, and insurance — who discussed the pressing need for a plan.

What is the plan? To create an accreditation program for surrogacy matching programs (agencies). Sounds ambitious? Yes, well that’s why there’s a countdown to launch, and not a launch quite yet. Program implementation is slated for late 2022.

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Ireland, LGBTQ Parental Rights, Surrogacy

Minister ordered to decide if boy born in UK via surrogacy can have Irish passport

Source Irish Times

The High Court has ordered the Minister for Foreign Affairs to make a decision on an application for an Irish passport for a child who was born in the UK via a surrogacy arrangement.

The boy’s parents are a married same-sex couple residing in Britain. One of his fathers is a dual citizen of Ireland and the UK, but he is not a biological parent.

In a judgment, Mr Justice Max Barrett found that the child has been an Irish citizen from birth due to the citizenship of his non-biological but legally recognised parent.

In 2017, the couple applied to the Minister seeking an Irish passport for their son. The court heard they were told that a number of similar applications had been received and advice from the Attorney General was being awaited.

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Employee Benefits, Surrogacy

Morgan Stanley increases parental leave in employee benefits overhaul – memo

Source KFGO

(Reuters) – Morgan Stanley has increased parental leave in a major overhaul of employee benefits aimed at easing the strain on its workers, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday, as major Wall Street banks battle for talent.

The investment bank said parents – whether through new birth, adoption, foster care or surrogacy – would be entitled to a minimum of 16 weeks of paid leave.

Employees would also get between six and eight weeks of medical leave post-pregnancy, it said in the memo.

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India, Surrogacy

India – Winter Session: Parliament passes Surrogacy Bill amid uproar

Source Business Standard

Last week, Rajya Sabha passed the bill after amendments, and returned it to Lok Sabha on December 14.

The bill aims to constitute a National Surrogacy Board and state surrogacy boards, and appoint appropriate authorities for regulation of the practice and process of surrogacy.

It was earlier passed by Lok Sabha on August 5, 2019, and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its concurrence. The Rajya Sabha sent the bill to the select committee for further deliberation.

Lok Sabha passed the amended bill amid uproar by opposition members demanding the removal of the minister whose son Ashish Mishra is among the accused in the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh.

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Australia, Surrogacy

Australia – How surrogacy allowed a single man to keep hold of his fatherhood dream

Source The Age

When Shaun Resnik found himself single at 40, with a lot of love to give and deep yearning for a child of his own, he had an epiphany.

He could fall victim to not having met ‘Mr Right’ and relinquish his lifelong dream of becoming a dad, or he could take matters into his own hands and embark on fatherhood alone.

Mr Resnik chose the latter. Earlier this year, he is understood to have become the first single man in Victoria to be given official approval by the state government to have a biological child on his own under the state’s surrogacy laws. His baby boy is due in mid-April.

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India, Surrogacy

India – What is IVF Regulation Bill and How it Protects Rights of Donors, Couples

Source Sakshi Post

ART and Surrogacy Bills: After passing the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill two years ago, the Lok Sabha has now passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill. What is the change, and how is ART to be regulated under the new Bill?

The Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, 2020, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, providing for the safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology (ART) services in the country.

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, was enacted by the Lok Sabha on August 5, 2019, to protect women’s reproductive rights. This one was referred to a Select Committee, which advised that the ART Bill be introduced first, so that the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, could cover all of the highly technical and medical concerns.

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Africa, Surrogacy

Nigeria – I had baby through surrogacy, I still have several frozen eggs — Ini Edo

Source The Eagle Online

Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has confirmed reports of her welcoming a daughter through a surrogate mother.

After days of keeping silent, the actress eventually opened up in an interview with Stella Korkus, which was published on Friday.

Surrogacy is a practice where a woman (a surrogate) carries a child for another person through artificial insemination of eggs.

While confirming the report, the actress stated that the daughter was genetically hers because her eggs were used to fertilise the child.

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