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Busy gay dad, Ricky Martin, is in negotiations to guest star early next year on Glee, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively. Ricky will play what a Glee insider is calling “the hottest Spanish teacher ever in the history of Ohio.” And Daddy is ready to put on a show. His character will headline two big musical numbers in the episode, which is slated to air in late January.
Surrogacy in France is illegal and still controversial, yet an increasing number of French people who cannot have children on their own are turning to various surrogacy and egg donation arrangements abroad. Attempts to change the law are hotly debated and even presidential candidates are taking sides. American experts, a surrogate mother, French parents and academics recently weighed in on the topic that divides France. Instead of pros or cons, they concentrated on providing guidelines on how surrogacy can be carried out ethically. The ethical principles Dr.
QUESTION: I realize that IVF can be very easy and quick. I don't mind laying around for awhile though. How soon can I resume my normal routine - after the IVF procedure?
Dr. Doyle: Most women need one day after the egg retrieval before resuming normal activity, mostly because of the anesthesia and the bloating. However after the embryo transfer, even though it is a painless process, we recommend 36 hours of limited activity to allow for the embryo to implant. But this is really not as physically a challenging process as most people imagine.
Being a parent is a full-time job. Therefore, anyone wanting to be a parent should plan this very carefully and thoroughly. Parenting is a decision you make for life and brings a whole set of responsibilities with it. In order to make the planning stage of your parenting decision a bit easier, we have identified the essential steps involved in same-sex parenting.
Samuel Ghilain, born 2 years ago to a surrogate in Ukraine, has been unable to leave that country and join his fathers - married Belgian men [pictured], living in the south of France. Because of legal (and perhaps homophobic) obstacles, the country has not issued the boy a passport. The long separation seems about to end. The Belgian Foreign Ministry issued him a passport Monday, and he should arrive in Brussels within days. Belgium is largely silent on surrogacy and any rights a child born via surrogacy might have, leaving the way open to different interpretations.
QUESTION: My husband has two sister's who both have offered to be egg donors for us. One is 28 and the other is 45. When it comes to things like Down Syndrome and other birth defects, is it the egg or the gestational surrogate that would determine the health of the child? Also if bipolar and depression run in the family - would that be something else we should be concerned about? Or would it be better to just seek out a egg donor to have a child?