Surrogacy Is Complicated—Then Add a Global Pandemic

By Daniela Prugger And Oksana Parafeniuk | Marie Claire | May 17, 2020

In the wake of a video highlighting the state of surrogacy in Ukraine during COVID-19, Arina, a surrogate in Ukraine, shares her experience in lockdown. She is 28 weeks pregnant and separated from her children in another city, and the intended parents are currently unable to fly into Ukraine due to closed borders. She lists a number of concerns, including how the pandemic protocols will impact her birth plan and who will care for the child after she gives birth.

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How to Make the Surrogacy Bill More Inclusive?

By Ramya Kannan | The Hindu | July 26, 2019

This conversation between gender and fertility experts Dr. Kakoli Gosh Dastidar and Gita Aravamudan explores the potential shortcomings of India’s new surrogacy bill, which seeks to regulate altruistic surrogacy and put an end to “rampant commercialization of the practice.”

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Gay Couple Sues Over U.S. Refusal to Recognize Child as Citizen

By The Associated Press | NBC News | July 24, 2019

This article summarizes the case of Derek Mize and Jonathan Gregg, a couple from Georgia who are suing the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the citizenship of their daughter, born in England via surrogacy.

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Surrogate Pregnancies On Rise in Czech Republic

By Ruth Frankova | Radio Praha | May 14, 2019

The number of intended parents seeking surrogacy arrangements in the Czech Republic has sharply increased in recent years. This article summarizes some of the potential risks inherent in pursuing surrogacy in a country where any agreements made are “void and unenforceable.”

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Legal Basics for LGBTQ Parents

By David Dodge | The New York Times: Parenting | May 3, 2019

This guide outlines multiple pathways for LGBTQ people who want to become parents, with particular emphasis on the legal and financial issues that may arise along the way.

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Inside the Quietly Lucrative Business of Donating Human Eggs

By Paris Martineau | WIRED | April 23, 2019

Donating eggs can be lucrative but, as this article explains, it also can be confusing and frightening, leaving the donors on whom the industry depends feeling isolated and unaware of the risks.

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