Woman gives birth to sister’s baby after years of health issues

Written by Lauri on May 14, 2021

MANHASSET, Long Island (WABC) — A woman who has fought cystic fibrosis for years is now thriving and just became a new mom – thanks to the generosity of her sister.

During her health battles, Katy Starck-Monte, 37, of Queens, has undergone two lung transplants to ease her symptoms.

Back in late 2012, she caught a virus that had a catastrophic effect on her new lungs at that time. It also sent her into kidney failure.

She waited 77 days in the hospital

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Here’s To A Happy And Healthy 2021!

Written by Michelle Glavan on December 31, 2020


Kristen Wiig Shares Her Experience With Surrogacy: “I’m a Different Person Now”

Written by Lauri on August 9, 2020

by Kelsey Garcia

For the first time, Kristen Wiig is publicly opening up about the “very long road” that led to the birth of her twins in January. Though she chose to keep the process private as it was happening, the actress has now shared her journey to motherhood and experience with surrogacy in an interview for the September 2020 issue of InStyle. “Ultimately, I realized that I’m very fortunate. I’m grateful. I’m a different person now,” she said.

After being together

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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


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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