It’s clear that surrogacy is a women’s rights issue, at the heart of debates over bodily autonomy and choice.
Most parents take for granted that their baby is legally theirs from the day they’re born. That’s not the case for many LGBTQ families.
During my five-year struggle to have a baby, these were the stories that made me feel not only less alone, but proud of my story — with all of its complexity, trauma, and triumph.
"I cannot wait for what I envision will be the most rewarding chapter yet."
“I could not let go of this idea of creating this life within me,” Union said.
"Welcome to the party sweet girl!"
"She's literally my twin."
I've spent thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant, and will spend many thousands more on my surrogate. And there's still no guarantee of a baby.
"At what point does it feel like you're buying a baby?"
Kim is "super adamant."
No, it's not because of vanity or wanting to "keep her body" – she could literally die if she carried another baby herself.
Johar has named the boy Yash, after his deceased father. The girl's name, Roohi, is an anagram of his mother's name, Hiroo.
And people are loving her honesty.
Jay Timmons and Rick Olson thought they’d have no legal trouble using a surrogate to birth their son. Then a rogue judge in Wisconsin pulled them into an 11-month legal battle.
If you see us at an end-of-school event, please don't ask us this stuff.
"Instantly in love and so grateful."
"We love our children unconditionally and want only what is best for them. Isn't that all that matters?"
After a change in surrogacy laws, parents say they've been abandoned by their own government as the Nepalese government holds their children hostage.
Because what a beautiful family story.
#HopeforGammy captures Australia
"Just as nuclear weapons are banned so that planet Earth does not perish, so we must ban technologies that destroy... the natural ways to give birth," lawmaker Elena Mizulina says.