by Sam Everingham
Posted on 2020-02-18 at 22:46:49
Patrick is 32 and his partner James is 28. Their journey to parenthood commenced in 2017 and they matched and started trying to conceive with an independently sourced surrogate in early 2018. Their extra-ordinary journey was an anxiety and dread-ridden process, involving dishonesty, break-downs in communication, child maintenance claims and extortion from not one but two consecutive UK surrogates. Their son was born in July 2019, but seven months of harrowing court hearings followed, as they spent tens of thousands in legal fees fighting for custody. Patrick will share their learnings from the process and discuss what needs to change in UK surrogacy law to prevent such nightmares for future parents.
Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]
When James and Sara first decided on surrogacy as a mode to pursue their parenthood dreams, their minds were full of doubts and questions. They checked everything – online reviews and experiences of intended parents who had taken similar journeys But they were keen to understand whether there was a ‘ best surrogacy agency in […]
This pandemic situation has brought everyone’s life to a standstill. So, if you are an intended parent looking for a surrogacy program, there are certain precautions and factors you must consider beforehand. Are agencies still operating surrogacy programs during the Covid-19 outbreak? Nearly all surrogacy agencies continue to accept intended parents, although in Georgia new […]