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I just read this today and wanted to share it with Proud parenting. Do not know if anyone here is a fan of Amercan Idol but Danny Noriega decided to speak out for marriage equality. It is a very interesting article done by the examiner.com:
So the kiddo is still with me. He was "supposed" to go back home last Saturday, but things didn't pull thru for his bio family. This is why they always told me being a foster parent is full of surprises, right?
Egg Dontion and Surrogacy - these are becoming new popular ways to become pregnant. It is difficult. It is emotional and it is expensive, but it provides hope and it can result in a family. Surrogacy programs is when a surrogate mother carries a baby for some one else.
Surrogacy programs are optimal when there is a clear understanding between commissioning parent and surrogate. Although profiles of both parties may be perfect on paper, there needs to be a alignment and consensus about the nature of the relationship, including how the entire surrogacy relationship will prevail.
Researchers believe the increased threat may come from the body rejecting donated eggs or underlying health problems that may come to the fore during artificial conception.
They want increased vigilance so that the exact nature of the risk can be calculated.
"Women should be counselled and made aware of the risks they are taking and deaths should be properly reported," Professor Didi Braat at Radboud University in the Netherlands told the Sunday Times.
Prof Braat looked at the deaths between 1984 and 2008 in the Netherlands but believes they will apply to any developed country.
All I had to do was say it
"I wan't to be a dad"
And suddenly it's as if the heavens opened up, and the hand of God reached down, and mixed things up a bit. Was I jumping the gun? Some say so, but apparently it is meant to be, and if it wasn't, then how do you explain it all? Miriam is pregnant now. This is my friend who offered to be my surrogate if all else falls through. I just had lunch with her and her boyfriend...the biological father of the unborn child. They wan't me to adopt the baby! Life happens for some, and for others-life has to be made to happen.
Older mothers and global/national responsibilities
08 February 2010
By Professor Naomi Pfeffer
Honorary Fellow, University College London
Appeared in BioNews 544
If you are thinking about or undergoing fertility treatment or assisted reproduction you will no doubt spend time and energy thinking about a range of factors including success rates, clinics, cost, treatment options, egg and sperm donation, timescales and process. However, will you stop and think about the importance of specialist fertility law advice? You wouldn’t buy a house, get divorced or make a Will without first obtaining legal advice. So why take any unnecessary risks when you are building your much wanted family?
Well on Oct. 1st, it will mark our 1 year since we embarked on our adoption journey. We received notification from the agency that it is time to renew (keyword for dish out more money) some of our clearances. We got re-fingerprinted, as if those ever change and began filling out the paperwork and writing the checks. I keep hoping that we only need to renew this one time before we adopt.
In the last few days, I’ve been trying to carve out time to post about "relationship resolutions" we might set for the coming year.
Despite my resolve, I forgot to factor in ‘tis the season for the flu. Writing about the future seems impossible when our daughter is projectile vomiting, and my wife and I are a tag-team swabbing the decks and keeping our sweet pea hydrated.
It’s impossible both literally—who can write anything when their child is ill?—and figuratively—somehow the future pales when the present is so, uh, tangible.
I am the biological mother of a 3 yr old. 2 yrs ago we did second-parent adoption so that she would have the same rights. Little did I know that for 2 yrs now she has been planning on leaving me and did along with cheating and now I am stuck paying much money to fight for my own child. Technically she has the same rights even though she had no interest in me or the child while she lived with us. Think twice before you get yourself into something like this. You can do all the legal issues without co-parenting agreement or adoption in case something were to happen to one of you.