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The release of Tina Fey's comedy 'Baby Mama' has increased the media's interest in surrogacy. One of the world's leading surrogacy agencies - Circle Surrogacy - balances the whimsy of the movie's plot by answering the questions: Does the movie portray surrogates, intended parents and agencies accurately? And is it good for "the cause" of surrogacy?“
Our friends at Gay Dads Victoria are offering a seminar for gay men to learn about becoming biological parents via surrogacy in Australia.
Participants can learn from dads who will share their experiences and answer your questions about this growing opportunity in family-building. According to GDV, the forum is aimed at people just starting to consider surrogacy as an option - and those who have started the surrogacy journey.
“Our journey to parenthood was not easy, cheap or fun. The result, however, has been the most amazing experience in the world; being called Daddy and Dad by our loving daughter,” so says Tommy Starling and Jeff Littlefield - of South Carolina.
TheState.com profiles the Starling-Littlefield family along with some hopeful news about the growing number of surrogates helping gay men realize their dream of fatherhood.
B.J. started his surrogacy journey at the 2005 Men Having Babies seminar, and Leah carried his daughter Christina. Below is an interview with B.J. and Leah. B.J. Holt is one of the parents who will be on the panel at this year's seminar. Leah Eilmus, was a gestational surrogate who carried B.J.'s daughter - and she will also be speaking at the seminar.
The Center [New York City's LGBT community center], is sponsoring it's fourth annual seminar called Men Having Babies on September 14, 2008. The conference is about biological parenting for gay men - and it's hosted by Center Kids, the Center's family program for LGBT parents and their children.
Growing Generations has announced on its blog that the agency has launched a new program which provides surrogacy and egg donation services to men with HIV.
Growing Generations is coming to Sydney, Australia next month to perform free consultations. An agency that has worked with more than 40 Australian families over the past 12 years, Growing Generations and its staff members are dedicated to helping people fulfill their dreams of parenthood through the surrogacy process.
The American Surrogacy Center [TASC] provides a very positive analysis of legal surrogacy in West Virginia. TASC says:
"West Virginia is a surrogacy-friendly state. Some states have a great deal of law on the subject of surrogacy - either from state statutes or appellate court cases. Other states have no law, which leaves the question up in the air. West Virginia has only one sentence in its law which is incredibly significant."