Denmark, Surrogacy

Denmark Threatens To Deport Surrogate-Born Children

Source Above The Law

Last week saw a positive ruling come out of the United Kingdom courts concerning parentage recognition of three children born by surrogacy in the United States to two European dads. But prior to reaching the happy legal outcome, the family went through rough times, including in their home country of Denmark. The Scandinavian kingdom had threatened to deport all of their children! Not to mention the fact that they faced the added obstacles of their surrogacy agency going out of business due to an embezzlement scandal and running up against the ticking legal time clock of Brexit.

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Surrogacy, UK

UK – Woman born with no uterus finds joy as surrogate sister gives birth to her baby


A woman from the Black Country has made her sister’s dream come true – by giving birth to her son.

Laura Knight, 29, was 16 when she was told she had MRKH syndrome, meaning she was born without a uterus and would need to find a surrogate to be able to have a child.

However she didn’t have to look very far, because her sister Hayley Burton, 33, offered to help.

Mrs Burton gave birth to Mrs Knight’s son Noah on January 10th 2022.

The two sisters, who are nurses at Sandwell Hospital, said they describe baby Noah as the bun and his aunty as the oven.

Mrs Burton says: “You’d do anything for your family, wouldn’t you, and I had something she didn’t have.

“I’d had no problems conceiving my own two children and I just wanted to make a family and give something back.”

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Surrogacy, Ukraine

Ireland – Couple still stuck in Ukraine waiting for surrogate baby’s documents

Source Independent

A British couple in Ukraine have described the “bizarre” and “worrying” wait for their surrogate-born baby’s emergency travel document.

Thousands of Irish and British citizens are now being urged to leave the country immediately over growing concerns that Russia could launch an invasion in the coming days, despite diplomatic efforts to avert war.

Mr Garratt, who works in stakeholder engagement at London North Eastern Railway, said he and his wife are growing increasingly concerned after the UK Foreign Office updated its advice on Friday evening to encourage UK nationals to leave.

He told the PA news agency: “It does add to our worry, we’re thinking about basic things that we need to do to make sure that we’re ready to leave as soon as possible.”

“If we take the advice at face value, it means the UK and also the US government are worried that Russian action is imminent – that makes us want to get out.”

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Scotland, Surrogacy, Surrogate Mother

Scotland – ‘Change the law and smooth the path to surrogacy’

Source STV News

Claire Kelly knows more than most about surrogacy – she has carried three babies for two different couples.

She was inspired to join Surrogacy UK after watching a documentary while she was pregnant with her own second child.

“I started attending surrogacy socials and I met loads of people – both couples and surrogates – and I’ve been part of it ever since,” she says in Thursday’s episode of Scotland Tonight.

“The couple I met at a social – at the time I was pregnant with my second son – they thought I was carrying for another couple…

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India, Surrogacy

Is the new law a death knell for the surrogacy industry in India?

Source Times of India

Ratna and Vijay (names changed) were married in 2017 and despite a blissful marriage of 2 years, they were unsuccessful in getting pregnant. Upon tests, doctors discovered a uterus complication that would not allow Ratna to become a mother. Amongst the options available, the distressed couple chose to give birth to a child through the gift of surrogacy. Today, Ratna and Vijay are delighted parents of twin sons and are thankful to their invisible surrogate for the blessing of a lifetime. Surrogacy gave hope to childless couples to still have children with their blood and DNA through advanced technology. Lesser interference from the government, bureaucracy and local administration since 2002 has led the surrogacy market to boom.

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How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid In California

Source Tech Bullion

When a woman can’t carry a baby to term on her own, she may enlist the help of a surrogate. A surrogate will have the baby for her although it is not her child. It is the parents’ child. This is how some people are able to become parents. Surrogacy is the answer for many couples that wish to start a family. They want so much to parent their children. It’s a journey that can seem like a long one but one that is truly worth it.

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid In California?

Through Made In The USA Surrogacy, (How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid In California) a surrogate gets paid a base compensation of $40,000. This is because she is using her body to bring the child to term and also other factors that will change her life for the time being.

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Surrogacy, Ukraine

Ukraine surrogacy industry prepares for war

Source Bioedge

By Michael Cook
February 5, 2022

According to the BBC, “Russia says it has no plans to attack Ukraine: and armed forces chief Valery Gerasimov even denounced reports of an impending invasion as a lie.”

But would this really jolly you up if you were a client of a surrogacy agency in Ukraine? The invaluable Substack blog HeyReprotech, edited by Alison Motluk, has informally surveyed American surrogacy agencies to see how the Ukrainian surrogacy industry is responding to a possible invasion and war.

Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy, a surrogacy agency based in New Jersey, held a Zoom meeting with commissioning parents for a frank discussion of possible problems. In her post Motluk describes some of the dangers – apart from getting shot or bombed – faced by the agencies, the surrogate mothers, the intending parents – and the babies.

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India, Surrogacy

India – ‘Those who used surrogacy should lab-check their child’s genes’

Source Mid-Day

National award-winning writer Pinki Virani has been a trenchant observer of the ‘commodification of babies, the ruthlessness of the fertility-industry on women’s bodies and its resultant reduction of motherhood’ in India. Last week, the central government notified the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act 2021 and the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act 2021. These hope to regulate in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics and prohibit commercial surrogacy or ‘wombs-on-hire’. It does allow altruistic surrogacy where the birth-mother, a relative of the couple, is to be covered on all medical and insurance expenditure. Since the patriarchal pressure continues to be very real, especially upon women, of ensuring a child, critics fear that commercial surrogacy is likely to go underground.

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Surrogacy, UK

UK – Tears of joy as surrogate nurse gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby for sister with no womb

Source Express

Hayley Burton, 33, offered to be a surrogate for her sister Laura Knight and her husband, David, as her sibling has Mayer Tokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome and was born without a uterus. The condition affects around one in 5,000 women. But Laura has become a mother through her sister’s selfless act and was baby Noah’s first ‘skin to skin’ contact when he was born on January 10 at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

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The Issues with Surrogacy and IVF

Source Relevant Radio

Recently, the famous married couple of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra announced that they welcomed their first child into this world by way of a surrogate. A surrogate mother is a woman who is artificially impregnated and then carries the baby in pregnancy for another couple. Once the surrogate mother delivers the baby, she surrenders the baby to the couple for whom she was carrying it.

While the Church has very specific teachings about the morality of issues like surrogacy, IVF, and egg donation, Timmerie took this opportunity to examine the specifics of why practices like this can prove harmful on a recent episode of Trending with Timmerie.

The Church teaches that children are a gift from God. They are not a piece of property that you can take or reject out of personal desire. Therefore, if you are called by God to be blessed with children, they are to be conceived and carried naturally by a husband and wife, the original and biological parents. The involvement of a third party like a surrogate mother or an egg or sperm donor is immoral. It is the manipulation of the origin of life because you do not like the outcome.

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Surrogacy is a necessary option for couples

Source Northern Star

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Having a child is not an easy choice. Surrogacy can be a riskier, more stigmatized choice.

Surrogacy is described as an arrangement in which a woman bears a child for another woman who is unable to do so herself. Unlike typical pregnancies, surrogacies seem to have a stigma or an air of mystery surrounding them.

The truth is that surrogacy is not mysterious or shameful. It’s simply another way for many couples to have a child. Instead of being stigmatized and debated, it should be normalized.

There are two basic types of surrogacy, one of which all surrogate mothers will go through.

First, there are gestational surrogacies, which are more common. Gestational surrogacies involve a surrogate who is genetically unrelated to the couple who wants to have a child.

Traditional surrogacy is a process in which the surrogate mother’s own egg is fertilized by the intended father’s sperm, a donor or an IVF. In this case, the surrogate mother is also the child’s biological mother.

Ireland, Surrogacy

Ireland – The only legal parent of child born via surrogacy has advanced cancer, court hears

Source The Irish times

A family is asking the High Court to declare that the State’s failure to provide retrospective recognition of parentage of children born through surrogacy amounts to “invidious discrimination” against it.

The court heard the biological and legally-recognised father of the young boy is arranging his will after receiving an advanced cancer diagnosis.

The child’s genetic mother is not recognised as his legal mother, said the family’s counsel, Mark Lynam BL. He said she is currently the boy’s legal guardian, but this relationship will lapse when he turns 18 and he would be “effectively an orphan” if his father died.

The matter has caused the family “tremendous turmoil and stress”, while the case raises significant constitutional issues regarding people who have engaged in international surrogacy, Mr Lynam said.

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India, Surrogacy

India – It’s time for the World Health Organization to call for a worldwide ban on commercial surrogacyIt’s time for the World Health Organization to call for a worldwide ban on commercial surrogacy

Source Mercatornet

Last month the Government of India promulgated two important laws which were many years in the making about surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology (ART). In doing so, India has taken a long-awaited stand against commercial surrogacy and the sale of sperm and eggs. Below are excerpts from an interview with Pinki Virani, an award-winning author-activist who divides her time between Canada and India. Her research in her book Politics of the Womb: The Perils of IVF & Surrogacy, contributed to the framing of these laws.

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