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The American Surrogacy Center says the District of Columbia is very unfriendly toward surrogacy.
In his first post for the Growing Generations blog, CEO Stuart Miller proudly announces the birth of his son, Quentin Miller-Bell, who was born February 20th.
Gail Taylor is President and Founder and the mother of 2 children. Will Halm is the Chair and Co-founder, and a dad with 3 children. And Dr. Kim Bergman is Vice Chair and a licensed clinical psychologist. She's a mother with two daughters.
According to The American Surrogacy Center, the law in Iowa has not addressed the surrogate arrangement.
Iowa Code 70.11, which makes it unlawful to sell or purchase another person, provides for an exception in the surrogate arrangement. This section indicates that the state has accepted the surrogate arrangement and that a surrogate contract is not against public policy.
Author Theresa Miller, explores IVF and other assisted-reproduction techniques happening in Australia in her new book, "Making Babies - personal IVF stories". She offers 14 personal accounts from single mothers, and couples - both gay and straight. Each person interviewed for the book has been affected by the possibilities that are offered by in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The adoption conflict in Arkansas remains unsettled, and the fight will continue until progress is won. But there's another option for lesbian and gay men who want to become parents.
Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled that two unmarried individuals in a "stable" relationship may adopt a child. This decision paves the way for adoption of a child by the parent's partner. Also called second-parent adoption. Parameters of single-parent adoption are unknown at this time.
An important feature of Maryland law for artificial insemination surrogacy is found in its adoption law. A non-resident can file a petition for adoption in a Maryland court, if the birth mother (which would be the surrogate) resides in Maryland.
Illinois is one of the most progressive states for gays and lesbians to contract with gestational surrogates. Legislature dictates that when a child is born through gestational surrogacy, the intended parent(s) have sole custody and full parental rights immediately upon the child’s birth. This allows the intended parent(s) to circumvent the entire adoption process, and also prevents the surrogate carrier from asserting a legal claim to the baby.