The industrial revolution in surrogacy
Xavier Symons | 08 March 2014 |
An innovative doctor wants to set up a baby factory in India.
The growing problem of surrogate children in a legal limbo
Xavier Symons | 01 March 2014 |
About 1,000 children of surrogate mothers enter Britain each year and many of them lack a clear parental status
Campaign for ‘fertility equality’ begins in Israel
Xavier Symons | 14 December 2013 |
On Wednesday Israeli Health minister Yael German announced her plans to liberalize her country’s fertility law. Amongst her sweeping reforms, German wants to allow same-sex couples to become parents with the help of an Israeli surrogate mother.
Saudi Arabian and Chinese couple search abroad for surrogate mothers
Michael Cook | 07 December 2013 |
Saudi couples who are unable to have children are employing surrogate mothers in Asia and Europe even though surrogacy has been condemned by the country's Islamic Jurisprudence Council.
Simultaneous surrogates: India’s new trend
Michael Cook | 02 November 2013 |
The Indian surrogacy industry keeps tweaking its product line to keep up with the market. The latest trend to emerge in the media is twiblings – children born at the same time to two surrogate mothers.
FIGHTING EXPLOITATION 1: New industry guidelines for Indian surrogates
Michael Cook | 26 October 2013 |
The newly formed Indian Society for Third-Party Assisted Reproduction is drafting moral and ethical guidelines for the surrogacy industry.
Chinese couples using American surrogates to get residency
Xavier Symons | 05 October 2013 |
A new American import has become popular in mainland China - surrogate children born in the US. Wealthy Chinese couples are increasingly making use of US surrogate mothers, according to surrogacy agencies in both America and China.
More Australians making use of international surrogacy services
Xavier Symons | 21 September 2013 |
The number of Australians using commercial surrogacy in India has grown dramatically over the past five years.
Single dad and surrogate mother: a growing combination in US
Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
With legal surrogate mothers in short supply, gay and single men in the US are paying as much as US$175,000 for the privilege of raising their own child.
Wet nursing is a cow of a job, say bioethicists
Michael Cook | 17 August 2013 |
Now that gay marriage has become legal in France, there may be commercial opportunities for commercial wet nurses.
Survey of Indian surrogacy reveals shocking abuses
Michael Cook | 21 July 2013 |
A survey of surrogate mothers and commissioning parents in India deepens suspicions that the US$2 billion industry is deeply exploitative.
Surrogacy children face more developmental difficulties
Michael Cook | 23 June 2013 |
Surrogacy children showed higher levels of adjustment problems than children conceived by gamete donation at age 7
Convicted paedophile gets child from surrogate mother in India
Michael Cook | 15 June 2013 |
A convicted Israeli paedophile adopted a 4-year-old girl from a surrogate mother in India, the Jewish Chronicle has reported.
Woman sentenced to 5 years jail for cruel surrogacy fraud
Xavier Symons | 18 May 2013 |
A Californian women has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment after she misappropriated US$2.5 million from a surrogacy company. Tonya Ann Collins, 37, set up the company Surrogenesis in 2005, along with the escrow company Michael Charles Independent Financial Holding Group.
Thorny custody case could set precedent for disabled parents
Xavier Symons | 18 May 2013 |
A complex custody dispute has come before an Israeli court, raising questions about the limits of legal parenthood as well as the rights of parents with disabilities. A disabled woman is taking state social services to court after being denied custody of a child she had conceived by surrogacy.
Cracked Open, a journalist’s memoir of IVF
Michael Cook | 11 May 2013 |
Journalist Miriam Zoll has just released a personal account of her involuntary involvement with the reproductive technology industry, Cracked Open.
Are US media finally discovering the exploitation in India surrogacy?
Michael Cook | 13 April 2013 |
CBS twigs to the dangers of surrogacy in India and commercial surrogacy spreads in Kazakhstan
Surrogate refuses $10,000 to abort child
Xavier Symons | 07 March 2013 |
A Connecticut couple offered their surrogate mother US$10,000 to abort their baby because it had major defects.
The ultimate surrogate adventure challenge: gestating a Neanderthal
Michael Cook | 27 January 2013 |
It was the headline which flew ‘round the world: Harvard prof seeks mom for cloned Neanderthal.
India cracks down on surrogacy
Michael Cook | 18 January 2013 |
Is India finally cracking down on surrogacy for foreigners? The blogosphere is abuzz with news of stiff new regulations.