Yesterday, in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. While this means that millions of Americans will now have access to insurance, what does this mean to individuals and couples looking to create a family through surrogacy? More specifically, what does it mean for the surrogates […]
New Jersey is on the verge of making significant changes to surrogacy. As we noted in an earlier blog post, state lawmakers approved a bill that would regulate gestational surrogacy. It would clarify the process in a state that, since the days of Baby M, has not been the most favorable for surrogacy. It would […]
Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.
Surrogacy is thing of beauty. It builds families, forms friendships, and strengthens relationships. It connects people. It turns the impossible into the possible. It allows same-sex couples, single individuals, and those struggling with infertility to get pregnant with a little help from a friend. In short: surrogacy makes family into a reality for those for whom it was merely a dream. And it has nothing […]
My heart was pounding. My palms were sweating. I had one thing and one thing only going through my mind. Please stick, babies. Stick. Stick. Stick. Just a few moments prior, the doctor had carefully placed two embryos into my uterus. Babies. Yes, I know that technically at that point, they aren’t referred to as […]
New Jersey lawmakers have taken steps to reverse a history of less-than-favorable surrogacy policy in that state. Yesterday, the assembly passed a bill that would make gestational carrier agreements legal. Since the senate gave its approval on May 31, the bill now goes before Governor Chris Christie. If signed into law, the New Jersey Gestational […]
A successful surrogacy is a team effort. It means the cooperation of surrogates, egg donors, intended parents, doctors, nurses, social workers, attorneys, and coordinators. Focusing on openness, honesty, and communication can help make a good journey great. But we don’t often recognize the role of support people in ensuring everything goes smoothly. Spouses, partners, family […]
Around the corner from our office in Boston, a rainbow flag was raised on Friday, marking the start of Boston Pride and the first day of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month across the nation. Pride celebrations have been held here in Boston and across the globe for over forty years. In 2012, there […]