British Birth Certificates for USA-born Surrogate Babies

usa british flagWell it took nearly a year, but our surrogate twins finally got their British Birth Certificates issued last week.  Unlike when a baby is born naturally, it isn’t simply a case of applying to the registrar and filling a in a form.  Continue reading “British Birth Certificates for USA-born Surrogate Babies” »

Surrogacy Book Review: The Kangaroo Pouch

A story about surrogacy for young childrenThe Kangaroo Pouch: A story about surrogacy for young children by Sarah Phillips Pellet

Surrogacy is a pretty complex area to get your head around, and it’s especially challenging to explain surrogacy to children.  How do you educate your children when you are acting as a surrogate, when you are the intended parents of a surrogate baby, or indeed when trying to explain the unique circumstances of your child’s birth story when they themselves were delivered by a surrogate mother?  Continue reading “Surrogacy Book Review: The Kangaroo Pouch” »

Family held after trying to smuggle surrogate babies out of Ukraine

Family held after trying to smuggle surrogate babies out of Ukraine | World news | The Guardian.

This case made me shudder. What a terrible story and one which would make any of us undertaking surrogacy abroad think twice. France has a zero tolerance approach to surrogacy and this couple, no different from us except nationality, resorted to such desperation to get their surrogate twins back to France from the Ukraine that they were caught smuggling them in hidden in a chest in the back of a van.  I’m told that the twins are still stuck in nationality limbo with their parents living as exiles while they fight French immigration laws. Continue reading “Family held after trying to smuggle surrogate babies out of Ukraine” »