New fathers George Arison and Dr. Robert Luo welcomed their twins Luka Arison Luo and Emilia Arison Luo after a long wait and amazing circumstances. The sibling twins arrived in the world nine days and more than 300 miles apart earlier this month. The babies, who share the same biological mother, were birthed by two different surrogate women and share two dads who spent nearly three years bringing them into the world.
US Supreme Court turns down appeal of surrogate mother who refused to have abortion
Melissa Cook appears in a screen capture of a press conference held on May 24, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a surrogate mother who was pressured, but refused, to have an abortion after it was found that she was carrying triplets. Melissa Cook, 47, became pregnant with triplets after she was implanted with anonymous donor eggs fertilized by the sperm of Chester
There are two general types of Surrogate Mothers — Gestational Surrogates (GS) and Traditional Surrogates (TS). Each has some variations:
1. Gestational Surrogate (GS) or Gestational Carrier (GC)In this process, the Gestational Surrogate becomes pregnant through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), using the eggs from the Intended Mother (IM). The Gestational Surrogate receives the fertilized egg through an Embryo Transfer (ET), a quick, painless procedure. The Gestational Surrogate has no genetic relationship to the baby. This is currently the most popular form