The History of Surrogacy: How Surrogacy Has Evolved

To many, surrogacy may seem like a revolutionary idea. While this holds some truth in that the legality and medical advancements are ever-changing, the fact of the matter is that surrogacy has been around for thousands of years. Ever since people have been reproducing, surrogacy has been an alternative, helpful way of doing so. Traditional […]

Marriage Equality and Surrogacy: Effects of the Supreme Court’s Ruling

In ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality today, the Supreme Court has recognized a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. But the Court has also made the legal aspects of surrogacy significantly easier for same-sex couples in many states. As Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in the Court’s majority opinion, marriage carries with it […]

The Importance of Surrogate’s and Egg Donor’s Body Mass Index (BMI)

In order to be considered for surrogacy or egg donation, applicants have to meet certain qualifications. One such requirement is Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated using an algorithm that incorporates an individual’s height and weight, providing an indicator of body fat for most people. You can find your own value by calculating your […]

Michigan Passes Law Allowing Adoption Agencies to Refuse LGBT Parents

Last Wednesday, three bills were passed by Michigan’s Republican-controlled Senate and on Thursday they were signed by Governor Rick Snyder, making it legal for adoption agencies in Michigan to refuse their services to LGBT parents. Bills 1488, 1489, and 1490 together state that private adoption agencies can deny services to those that conflict with their […]