New York State Legalizes Gestational Surrogacy

By Matt Tracy | Gay City News | April 2, 2020

Gestational surrogacy is now legal in New York state, due to language included in the Governor’s budget bill. This article provides background about the legalization effort, explains divisions among women’s rights advocates, and highlights some of the provisions and protections included—and excluded–for surrogates in New York.

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Surrogacy: New Parents Stuck in US Amid Covid-19 Shutdown

By Sirin Kale | The Guardian | March 26, 2020

James Washington, his husband Rob, and their 11-day-old baby are stuck in an Airbnb in Portland, Oregon. Under normal circumstances, the Washingtons would have applied for a US passport for their son, taken him home and applied for a legal order to recognize their parentage through the British courts. But as this article covers, COVID-19 travel restrictions have complicated gestational surrogacy arrangements for these parents and many others.

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Israel’s High Court Rules Against Surrogacy Law Excluding Single Men and Gay Couples

By Netael Bandel, Lee Yaron, and Johnathan Lis | Haaretz | February 28, 2020

For years, LGBTQ rights advocates in Israel have been fighting to broaden surrogacy rights. On February 20th, the High Court of Justice ruled that an existing bill prohibiting single men and gay couples from accessing surrogacy was unconstitutional. As this article explains, the state now has one year to amend the law.

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India Poised To Restrict Surrogate Pregnancies – Analysis

By Neeta Lal | EurasiaReview | October 27, 2019

India is poised to pass a bill that will outlaw commercial surrogacy and impose restrictions on altruistic surrogacy that exclude single people and same-sex couples. This comprehensive article breaks down the perspectives offered by both supporters and critics of the bill.

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What to Know Before Your Surrogacy Journey

By David Dodge | New York Times Parenting | October 11, 2019

This primer for intended parents offers a basic overview of surrogacy terms and concepts, and a realistic look at the financial, emotional, and legal issues they can expect to encounter during a surrogacy journey.

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‘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.

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