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As the parent of a child who was conceived through assisted reproduction (specifically artificial insemination), I was dismayed to hear about the birth of the California octuplets.
I recently posted about how patients are canceling their IVF appointments for surrogacy and egg donation in India because of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but apparently that has not stopped the booming industry in India: http://twurl.nl/doij1u. In fact, with many women and men getting laid off from their well paying jobs, more educated women than ever before are becoming surrogates and egg donors.
Ken Mosesian, the executive director of the American Fertility Association and a practicing Catholic and an openly gay man in a committed relationship has commented about the Vatican’s Dignitas Personae, which was released on December 8, 2008, and is the Vatican’s newest “Instruction on Bioethics,” which includes IVF, surrogacy and egg donation.
Vanesa de la Heras started legal action against family court judge Fernando Ferrin Calamita - alleging that he had been maliciosly delaying her case.
TypicallySpanish.com reports that a court in Murcia finally granted the right to adopt to the mother. She has started legal action against the right wing judge of the family court.
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.