If you’re an intended parent considering surrogacy as a family-building option, you may be pondering an overwhelming number of questions about the gestational surrogate relationship such as: Who is this person who will carry our baby for nine months? How do we establish trust?Read More
There are lots of misconceptions about surrogacy. Here, we try to correct a few of the most pervasive fictions.
SURROGACY FICTION #1: Gestational surrogacy is only for the rich and famous.
SURROGACY FACT: Because of a recent series of celebrities, such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ellen Pompeo...
Becoming a surrogate mother is a big decision. Helping your family be comfortable with the idea is a big part of a successful surrogacy. The approval of your family is crucial to a successful surrogacy — your spouse/partner and your children should be as comfortable with the decision as you are. Here are tips for helping your family adjust.Read More
Second-parent adoption is the adoption of a child by a second parent who may not otherwise be considered a legal parent. For gay men and lesbians building families, it’s an important legal tool. As a crucial step toward parenthood for gay men and lesbians, LGBT couples should always consider availing themselves of the legal mechanism of second-parent adoption.Read More
Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq. was featured in the Washington Blade where she discussed some of the legal considerations including marriage portability and parental rights.Read More
A leading adoption and parenting network, AdoptiveFamilies.com, features Meryl B. Rosenberg's advice for married LGBT parents. Her article, Marriage Equality Does Not Ensure Adoption Equality explains what LGBT parents must do to protect their parental rights.Read More
We asked ARTparenting surrogate Ivy of Richmond, Virginia to share her recent experience in her own words.I have always enjoyed being pregnant – I’ve had three children of my own – and I even enjoy giving birth. I know not all women feel this way, but to me pregnancy and childbirth are fascinating, amazing times.Read More
The decision to help another person create a family by serving as a gestational surrogate is a generous one, and involves complex emotions on all sides. But it also involves medical realities that women considering surrogacy need to know about.Read More
Big Questions before a big decision. It’s a life-altering decision to choose to assist another person in becoming a parent by serving as a gestational surrogate. And frankly it’s not the right decision for every woman who entertains the idea. The responsibilities of surrogacy are serious, and so are the requirements.Read More
Trust between the gestational surrogate, the surrogacy program, and the intended parents is paramount.Read More
Per the CDC warnings, ARTparenting is issuing this ZIKA ALERT recommending, until further notice, no travel to Florida — or any locales for which the CDC has issued a Zika Travel Advisory — for any parties considering or currently involved in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).Read More