Are children of surrogate mothers "Synthetic babies," as the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana have just claimed? Or are they normal children with happy parents? Reporter Katrin Hummel of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung explores the recent controversy of the Italian fashion designers' remarks, interviewing one family through Circle Surrogacy.
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Circle's Jen Rachman, outreach coordinator and parent through the process, joins WebTalkRadio on their segment "In Search of Fertility - Domestic Surrogacy." Click here to watch.
"It is a big decision to pursue surrogacy. However, once you are ready to move forward there are many factors to navigate. Today you will obtain important must have information as we speak with Jen Rachman from Circle Surrogacy."
In the wake of a number of tragic surrogacy stories, Thailand's government has passed legislation banning commercial surrogacy. BBC World Service called upon a panel of surrogacy experts to weigh in with their thoughts during their "World Have Your Say" radio program.
Circle Surrogacy's Minetter Bryant, a program coordinator and herself, and experienced surrogate, shared her knowledge and helped debunk some of the myths behind compensated surrogacy.
"It was something that [my family and I] were doing as a gift for someone else," Minette said, "who wanted to have children the same way that I wanted to have children."
You can listen to the entire episode, which includes interviews with a number of experts, at the webpage for World Have Your Say.
The experts in Circle’s legal department have done it again, making it into the 2014 New England edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. Congrats to Scott Buckley, Bruce Hale, and Dean Hutchison on being honored as Rising Stars for their achievements in family law. Because of their hard work, numerous intended parents’ have fulfilled their dreams of starting a family. View the digital edition of the magazine here.