Related Reading

Legal Approach To Surrogacy In Nigeria

By Serah Onyeche Sanni | Mondaq Business Briefing | August 28, 2019

This article summarizes how surrogacy is currently practiced in Nigeria, despite there being no legal framework. The author makes a case for establishing laws that would “curb the existence of baby factories and exploitation of both surrogate mothers and commissioning parents” and consider the interests of children “as much as the interests of the parties to the contract.”

Read the full article >

“I’m Deeply Concerned About How the United States Treats Egg Donors”

By Alison Motluk | Hey Reprotech! | August 27, 2019

This blog post summarizes the origin story of the support network We Are Egg Donors, and explains why one of the founding members recently resigned from her leadership role.

Read the full article >

Disabled Child Abandoned in Ukraine Shines Light on Troubled Surrogacy Industry

By Xavier Symons | BioEdge | August 24, 2019

Three-year-old Bridget was conceived in the Ukraine through a surrogacy arrangement but abandoned after birth when her parents discovered she was ill and had disabilities. Her case, as this article explains, is not isolated and is promoting critics to call for stricter surrogacy regulations.

Read the full article >

‘My mum’s meeting my dad for the first time’

BBC | August 23, 2019

This 24-minute film tells the story of a young woman preparing to meet the man who donated the sperm her mothers used to conceive her, and also meeting several of the 19 half-siblings who were “fathered” by the same donor.

Watch the video >

Why Some LGBTQ Parents Still Have to Adopt Their Biological Children in 2019

By Hannah Harris Green | Vice | August 20, 2019

This article looks at the troubling case of a same-sex couple who had to go to great lengths to establish both mothers as legal parents, and explains some of the legal barriers to establishing parentage as an LGBTQ family.

Read the full article >

Move to Legalise Egg Donation and Surrogacy in Germany

By Jen Willows | BioNews | August 19, 2019

This article summarizes the efforts of the Free Democrats Party to convince the German Bundestag parliament to liberalize the country’s surrogacy and egg donation laws and to grant single parents and LGBT families access to fertility treatment.

Read the full article >