Surrogate-Born Babies Wait In Ukraine Amid Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Written by Lauri on May 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the global business of surrogate birthing, leaving many infants and their new parents thousands of miles apart.

In Ukraine, the company BioTexCom, which runs a human reproduction center in Kyiv, brought attention to the issue when it released a video showing dozens of babies in rows of cots, apparently waiting for their parents to collect them.

“We’re doing our best for all the parents of children who are born or are waiting for delivery soon,” BioTexCom lawyer

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Take Time to Thank a Nurse as Salute to Nursing Profession

Written by Lauri on May 6, 2020

Any day is a good day to celebrate America’s nurses. After all, every day patients enter medical offices and facilities and spend more time with nurses than any other health-care provider.

But since 1993, the American Nurses Association has set aside a week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. This year, National Nurses Week is set for May 6-12 and features a host of events to honor the 4 million nurses across the country for the work they do.

A special day set aside to

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As Anderson Cooper becomes a father, here’s what you need to know about LGBT+ surrogacy

Written by Lauri on May 4, 2020

by Rachel Savage

More gay men like Anderson Cooper are fathering children through surrogacy, but laws vary hugely in different countries. Here’s what to know about LGBT+ surrogacy rights around the world

LONDON, May 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – American newscaster Anderson Cooper paid tribute to his “remarkable” surrogate as he announced the birth of his son this week, saying as a gay kid, he never thought it would be possible to have a child of his own.

“It is an extraordinary blessing –

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New York state, long a holdout against legalizing surrogacy, overturns ban

Written by Lauri on April 14, 2020

 
 

New York state is overturning its long-held ban on paid surrogacy, “a bright spot for New York families in these difficult times,” said the co-sponsor of the bill.

The legislation was approved Thursday and was one of many non-fiscal measures included in the state budget passed amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit New York harder than any state in the United States. The budget included a grim prediction for the effects of the coronavirus, with state tax revenues estimated to fall

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Stranded Families, Surrogacy, And COVID-19

Written by Lauri on March 26, 2020

By ELLEN TRACHMAN

Last week, I wrote about the latest intense challenges to surrogacy in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essentially, most in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy has stopped. So unfortunately, that’s the end of assisted reproductive technology in the United States, for now, with narrow exceptions for urgent treatments and those already in progress.

OK, great -– growing families is important, but so is keeping everyone as safe as possible in unprecedented times. However, for all the surrogacy pregnancies currently

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Lance Bass Confirms Losing Baby via Surrogate

Written by Lauri on March 26, 2020

Lance Bass has confirmed that he and husband Michael Turchin lost a baby boy eight weeks after their surrogate became pregnant. The sad news came on their ninth attempt to have a child together via surrogacy.

“We unfortunately lost him after eight weeks, which happens to pretty much everyone when you’re going through IVF. I didn’t even know that as we were going through this, but we’ve met so many great couples who have the same story,” the former NSYNC singer, who appeared on the

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Getting Pregnant Was a Challenge. Then the Coronavirus Happened.

Written by Lauri on March 26, 2020

Women across the U.S. are learning that their fertility procedures need to be postponed for an indefinite period of time.

 

Fertility doctors across the country are canceling appointments and temporarily halting new cycles.Credit…Getty Images

 

 

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we’re working to answer the questions on many parents’ minds. This is a fast-moving situation, so some information may be outdated. For the latest updates, read The New York Times’s live coronavirus coverage here.

After nearly two years of

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COVID-19 Update from Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, Inc.

Written by Lauri on March 20, 2020

 

To our GSs, IPs and Colleagues,

 

We all know what a difficult and confusing time this is for everyone. There is so much uncertainty for everyone involved and we are all trying to provide a safety net, information and support to all who need it. It has always been our mission as an agency that our entire staff be available to offer support and assistance whenever needed. Please rest assured that our Case Managers, Surrogate Coordinators, other staff members, and Lauri & Kathryn are all available and

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Coronavirus: What we know so far about risks to pregnancy and babies

Written by Lauri on March 18, 2020

Pregnant people don’t seem to be at greater risk of experiencing severe covid-19, and the virus doesn’t seem to pass to fetuses, but there’s still a lot we don’t know

 
HEALTH 16 March 2020

 
There haven’t been many studies of covid-19 in pregnancy yet

Mike Harrington/Getty Images

As cases of covid-19 continue to multiply around the world, we are all being advised to take precautions to avoid getting infected, whether that is singing your favourite 20-second tune while washing your hands, avoiding

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Canada: The Cost Of Surrogacy In Canada

Written by Lauri on March 18, 2020

A recent article from CBC News Vancouver, “Why a lack of oversight of surrogacy in Canada leaves some parents feeling taken advantage of” raises questions about the level of transparency and oversight in the surrogacy process in Canada.

In Canada, it is illegal to pay a surrogate to be a surrogate (and carries a maximum penalty of $500,000 and up to 10 years in prison), but it is not illegal to reimburse her for specific allowed expenses. In June 2020, changes

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