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Wow, I never knew how long 8 months felt until now. The 11 years my husband and I have been together have flown by like the blink of an eye. It has been 8 months since we have been officially accepted to be adoptive parents and have been waiting for a match. We knew going in that the process would take at least 18-24 months but in our minds we were hoping that it probably wouldn't take that long.
Your expert gynaecologist or fertility specialist has advised egg donation to get pregnant. It may take a while for recipients to be totally ready to take this important step in their lives - to conceive. Proceeding to consider South African egg donors may be a solution and the answer to a mircale.
There is an abundance of available South African egg donors to assist in a phenomenally special manner - to give, to give life, to make a difference and to respond to a deed that makes them feel that they are truely doing some thing so significant.
Gay and lesbian couples are finally allowed to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, after it was first proposed 10 years ago by MP Clover Moore.
The bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, has narrowly passed in the lower house.
It passed a vote 46-44 last week, and after amendments were made, passed 45-43.
The bill was introduced by independent MP Clover Moore, who agreed yesterday to insert a clause allowing faith-based adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples.
The UK's fertility regulator is on a Government 'hitlist' of quangos facing abolition, according to a letter leaked this week. The letter, dated 26 August, supposedly from Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude to other ministers lists the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) among 177 quangos due to be axed.
Two Australian women living together have spoken of their joy after revealing they are expecting quintuplets together. Melissa Keevers, 27, and her partner Rosemary Nolan, 21, who already share a child born to Melissa through donor insemination, were stunned to Melissa was carrying five babies at odds of one in sixty million.
'I was in shock for weeks,' Melissa told Australia's Woman's Day magazine.
The Alternative Families Show is taking place this Saturday 23rd October 2010 - 10am to 5pm, Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London. Tickets are now available on the day priced £10.
The Alternative Families Show is for would be parents and for families already set up. For those people looking to start a family there are experts on hand to discuss all the options available to a same-sex, male or female couple and to single people wanting to become a parent. Informative seminars will be running throughout the day from conception to schooling.
Nicosia looks nice. The clinic website shows pictures of boats bobbing on blue-green Cypriot waters. Spain feels more familiar, but the Ukraine is cheaper. Or what about Mexico, where you can choose whether to have a boy or a girl?
I know that over the holidays it is often hard to remember all of things that we should be thankful for, especially when you are wanting a child so badly that it takes over your very being. But, we all need to remember that having hope is a blessing in itself. The very fact that you can create your family through adoption, surrogacy, third party family building, IVF, or one of the many other medical procedures that are now available should provide us the hope that we can all be thankful for. So, while your dream of a family may still be just that - let us all be thankful for hope.
How desperate women around the world are risking their lives to feed a booming - and deeply disturbing - trade in donor eggs.
Somewhere in the world, Nastya Kanatova has three children. She doesn’t know if they’re boys or girls, she has no idea if they have her blue eyes and button nose — and she never will. Five years ago, the Russian was so poverty stricken that she cashed in on the one commodity she had left of any real value — her fertility.
An experimental fertility treatment increases the odds of an IVF pregnancy up to six times while also inhibiting chemicals which cause miscarriages, a study has found. When women who had gone through IVF time and time again without success were given a soya-based substance, half became pregnant. In contrast, fewer than one in ten of those who had conventional fertility treatment alone conceived.