MCLEAN, Va. — A same-sex McLean couple who had to fight for the right to raise their youngest child, helped push through new legislation that will streamline the surrogacy process. Their goal is to help other families in Virginia.
Three-year-old Jacob is Jay Timmons’ and Rick Olson’s third child. All three of their children were born through surrogates. Their older two daughters are both biologically related to one of the dads (the kids call Rick “Daddy-O”).
The couple, who married in 2008, did not plan for more children after they had the girls. Then a female friend who also used a surrogate offered her embryos because she and her spouse were not planning to have more children, but did not want the embryos destroyed.