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UK Woman One Step Closer to Carrying Dead Daughter's Child

She won an appeal regarding her late daughter's frozen eggs

(Newser) - A 60-year-old woman from the UK who's been in a protracted legal battle to become pregnant using her dead daughter's frozen eggs has made some progress toward winning that fight, the BBC reports. After not being able to find a British clinic that would implant her with the... More »

Tyra Banks Has a Son via Surrogate

'Joyous milestone' York Banks Asla was long awaited

(Newser) - "When I turned 40," former supermodel Tyra Banks once told People , "the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids." All that has changed with the birth of Banks' son, York Banks Asla, via a gestational surrogate, People reports. Banks... More »

Surrogate, Told to Abort, Sues the Father

Melissa Cook wants to adopt baby the dad doesn't want—and maybe the other 2, too

(Newser) - A complicated case has become even more so after a surrogate mom of triplets refused the biological dad's demand to abort one of the fetuses. Melissa Cook says she was threatened with financial ruin by the father for violating her contract (he was allowed a "reduction" if he... More »

Parents Tell Surrogate to Abort Triplet, She Refuses

Parents want to abort one of the triplets over the risk of disabilities

(Newser) - When 26-year-old Brittneyrose Torres of Thousand Oaks, Calif., read on Facebook about a couple who couldn't have children, she decided to try surrogacy and agreed to carry one of their children for $25,000 and two or more for an extra $5,000. But not long after learning that... More »

'Paralyzed Bride' Is Now a Mom

Rachelle Friedman Chapman, husband welcome a daughter via surrogate

(Newser) - Rachelle Friedman Chapman was paralyzed in a bachelorette prank gone wrong; she went on to get married anyway and write a book. Now, as People reports, she's a new mom, courtesy of a college friend who volunteered to be her surrogate . Friedman Chapman and her husband, Chris Chapman, welcomed... More »

Kim Kardashian: I Might Have to Use a Surrogate

She discusses fertility struggles on reality show premiere

(Newser) - The gossip mill has been aflutter with rumors that Kim Kardashian is having trouble conceiving a sibling for daughter North West, and on last night's premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, viewers learned quite possibly more than they wanted to know about those struggles. The episode opened with... More »

Surrogate for Single Guy's Baby: His Mom

He is to adopt 7-month-old who is legally his mother's son

(Newser) - It's an "unusual arrangement," a judge in Britain acknowledges, but there's no legal problem with it: A man in his 20s is adopting his own biological son, whose surrogate mom was the man's mother, the Telegraph reports. In other words, as the Mirror headline has... More »

Report: Woman Wants to Birth Dead Daughter's Baby

UK 59-year-old's daughter died of cancer, but she froze her own eggs

(Newser) - It's not unheard of for a woman to act as a surrogate mother for her own grandchild, but a 59-year-old British woman is reportedly hoping for what may be a world first: becoming a surrogate for her dead daughter, who succumbed to bowel cancer four years ago while still... More »

Baby Gammy Now an Australian Citizen

Child in surrogate controversy gets access to country's health care

(Newser) - The baby who last year made international headlines in a surrogacy controversy is now a 1-year-old Australian citizen, though he still lives in Thailand. Gammy, who has Down syndrome and a heart condition, can now access Australian health care, the BBC reports. He has been a regular patient at a... More »

Gammy's Parents: Surrogate Wouldn't Let Us Take Him

Dad says he's changed after pedophilia convictions

(Newser) - With their case making international headlines, the Australian parents of baby Gammy are telling their story. Speaking to Australia's 9News , David Farnell said he and his wife, Wendy, "wanted" to take Gammy home with them, Reuters reports—but his surrogate mother wouldn't let them. Surrogate Pattaramon Chanbua... More »

Dad Who Left Down's Baby Is a Pedophile: Sources

Meanwhile, Australia may intervene in the case

(Newser) - Since the story of baby Gammy went viral several days ago, the Australian government has announced that it is looking into whether it can intervene in a case described by the Australian immigration minister as "very, very murky," particularly because it took place in another country, reports the... More »

Giuliana Rancic Pregnant Via Surrogate

And 5 more celebrity couples who used a surrogate mom

(Newser) - Following her successful treatment for breast cancer, more good news for E! personality Giuliana Rancic: She's expecting a baby with husband Bill. "We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," she tells E! . The couple struggled to conceive and is using a gestational surrogate, who... More »

Broderick 'Very Happy' to Meet Twins

Happy couple looking forward to having newborns home

(Newser) - Matthew Broderick is “very happy” about the birth of his twins, he tells People. The new dad met them in Ohio, where they were born to a surrogate mother Monday night, before returning to New York for his Broadway play last night. The girls’ nursery is ready, and their... More »

Parker's Surrogate Gives Birth to Twins

(Newser) - Sarah Jessica Parker’s surrogate mother gave birth to twins last night, sources tell CBS affiliate WTRF-TV. Security is tight around the eastern Ohio hospital, with additional guards brought in to handle the media. Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, are expected to make an announcement before leaving the hospital... More »

SJP Fears for Surrogate's Safety

Expresses excitement in first interview since announcement

(Newser) - Sarah Jessica Parker slammed the paparazzi for the “unsavory things” they’ve done to her twins’ surrogate mom. “She’s had her phone hacked, her personal computer information hacked, she’s had threats against her and true harassment,” Parker told Access Hollywood in an interview that aired... More »

Parker, Broderick Expecting Twins Via Surrogate Mom

(Newser) - Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker are expecting twin girls this summer via a surrogate mother, reports E! Online. The couple—Broderick is 47, Parker 44—have a 6-year-old son and have been trying unsuccessfully for another child. "They could have kept trying on their own," says a... More »

Judge OKs Collection of Dead Man's Sperm

Grieving mom wants son, 21, to 'live on'

(Newser) - A Texas judge has granted a grieving mother's wish to have some of her 21-year-old son's sperm collected posthumously, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Marissa Evans intends to have a grandchild from a surrogate mother. "I want him to live on," Evans said of her son, Nikolas, who died... More »

Stiffed Surrogate Moms Face Tough Decision

What's a mother to do? It's up to her, says Salon

(Newser) - Surrogate moms-to-be who have learned they've been stiffed by out-of-cash firms that arranged their pregnancies face a major decision. The only way for these women to quit "working" is to obtain abortions, notes William Saletan in Slate. He fervently hopes the women will see their pregnancies through. So what's... More »

For Cash, Army Wives Turn to Surrogate Pregnancy

Thanks to military insurance, surrogacy is big boost

(Newser) - One San Diego woman exemplifies what some see as a growing trend among California military wives, the Los Angeles Times reports: surrogate pregnancies, made possible by generous insurance and amenable state laws, and motivated in part by upward of $20,000 in extra income for delivering a healthy child. “... More »

Rent-a-Womb Devotee Now Preggo Herself

Kuczynski angered many with 'elitist' article on her surrogate mom

(Newser) - Alex Kuczynski, the super-rich author of Beauty Junkie, has gotten pregnant, the New York Post reports. The bun pops into the oven at an ironic time—Kucyznski recently drew a hail of jeers for a New York Times Magazine article entitled “Her Body, My Baby,” in which she... More »

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