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Details magazine's "The Gay Baby Boom" story features John Weltman and several Circle parents
Details magazine published an in-depth story in their May 2008 issue about the increasing numbers of gay men who are becoming fathers. The article cites observations of academics, doctors, lawyers, and gay advocacy groups who say that "there appears to be a boom in homosexual men having babies." Edward Lewine, the article's author, based much of the article on interviews with John Weltman, Circle Surrogacy's president, along with several former Circle clients.
Children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to lesbian mothers will have the same rights as those of heterosexual couples, under law changes announced by the NSW government.
Attorney-General John Hatzistergos said he had accepted NSW Law Reform recommendations extending "parental presumption" provisions to cover gay mums.
It was estimated 20 per cent of the state's female same-sex couples had children, Mr Hatzistergos said.
The change affects those born through IVF or artificial fertilisation only, by granting parenting rights and obligations to the non-biological mother.
A couple from rural North East England is celebrating the first birthdays of their quadruplets - born December 5, 2006.
The babies arrived prematurely - at 32 weeks - and two of them had to fight for their lives directly after birth. But all are healthy and happy one year later.
The couple has been in a relationship for more than decade.
The former partner of a mother of a child born through donor insemination may have an obligation to pay child support.
According to a complaint - filed in Rockland County, N.Y. - by H.M., the parties lived as a couple for more than five years, beginning in August 1989. H.M. was a stay-at-home mother to E.T.'s children, while her partner completed chiropractic school. The plan was for H.M. to then go to school, and for the couple to have children.
Author Theresa Miller, explores IVF and other assisted-reproduction techniques happening in Australia in her new book, "Making Babies - personal IVF stories". She offers 14 personal accounts from single mothers, and couples - both gay and straight. Each person interviewed for the book has been affected by the possibilities that are offered by in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The adoption conflict in Arkansas remains unsettled, and the fight will continue until progress is won. But there's another option for lesbian and gay men who want to become parents.