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Surrogate: An Answer to Infertility Problems

Surrogacy is a common solution to infertility Credit: Getty Images
A surrogate is a woman who agrees to become pregnant and deliver a child for another individual or couple. There are two different types of surrogacy: Traditional Surrogacy:...

Proliferation of Surrogacy in India -- Talk About OutSourcing!

Ten surrogate mothers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Credit: Shailesh Raval, The India Today Group / Getty Images
Couples having trouble conceiving are increasingly looking outside of the United States. One popular destination is India. Hey, it...

Nontraditional Families Becoming More Traditional

The traditional family may be going the way of men in suits and women in pearls. Photo: Getty Images
A generation ago, the average, traditional family was composed of a father, mother, and at least two children. Divorce rates were low,...

Sarah Jessica Parker's Surrogate Hounded by the Press

Sarah Jessica Parker wishes the paparazzi would leave her surrogate alone. Image: Getty Images
Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick announced last month that they're expecting twins via a surrogate. And while the family, which...

Military Mom Turns to Surrogacy

Angel Howard was on the phone with her husband -- then stationed in Iraq -- when doctors called with the results of her first surrogate pregnancy test. She put her husband on hold. Those results were negative, a huge disappointment. But the...

Japan's oldest surrogate carried her own grandchild

At sixty-one years old, she wasn't the world's oldest woman to give birth, but she was, apparently, the oldest surrogate mother in a country where surrogacy is banned by the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the group that oversees such...

Poland opens surrogate baby factory

Poland thinks that they have the answer to their declining population problem, a controversial "baby house" where 37 young women live, prepared to provide babies for infertile couples. Authorities say that 1.5 million couples in Poland are unable to...

Twin sisters give birth to triplets

After two attempts at IVF failed, Darla Pritchard's twin sister Dana wasn't leaving anything to chance. She offered to improve her sister's odds at a successful pregnancy by being a gestational carrier (commonly called a surrogate). Darla and her...

Surrogate decides to keep baby, judge agrees

It's been over twenty year since the Baby M case and yet we're still no closer to the solving problems that can come up with surrogacy than we were back then. A Florida couple is continuing their battle for custody for Emma Grace, the child born to...

Grandmother gives birth to grandchildren - twins version

Okay, so this isn't the first time a woman has given birth to her own grandchild -- I know of at least one other instance -- but this is the first time I've heard of woman giving birth to twin grandsons. Rosinete Palmeira Serrao, age 51, gave birth...

Indian women's wombs for rent

Would you rent out your womb to make some extra cash? Apparently a growing number of women in India are doing just that. And it's freaking me out. According to an article I read in Marie Claire (take it or leave it, ladies, but it was in print)...

Boss offers her secretary cash to become a surrogate

Everyone who has ever had a job has a story of a boss who made an insane request. One lady in California says that her boss made one of the oddest requests I've heard in a long time. Claire Connelly, a former secretary for a chairwoman on the...

I still carry a torch

It was just over a year ago that I started writing for BloggingBaby, the precursor to ParentDish. (I got it in my head that it was the 26th, but it was actually the 21st.) The first story I did was "The night the lights went out at Ikea" and, yes, I...

Grandmother gives birth to her grandson

Remember that old song, I'm My Own Grandpa? Well, this isn't quite as convoluted, but I think that Syrus Sonny Singh could claim to be his own uncle, at the very least. His genetic grandmother, 54-year-old Ruby Tejwani, acted as his surrogate mother,...

Considering a surrogate? Have you tried India?

There's apparently a new type of tourism that's sweeping the infertility world, and it's called, aptly enough, "fertility tourism."   According to an article on MSNBC.com, more and more infertile couples in America and Great...

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