Comment and reflection

Jan 17 2014

The rewards and ramifications of being a surrogate

The rewards and ramifications of being a surrogate

It is often said that it takes a special and selfless person to be a surrogate. Carrying a child for someone else requires an immense amount of trust between people. For many couples, surrogacy is the last port of call in their journey to having c...

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Dec 23 2013

Out in the City speaks to Helen about helping gay dads finding surrogates here in UK and abroad

Out in the City's December/January issue features a Q&A on how Brilliant Beginnings was set up and how we help gay dads have families through surrogacy. Staying in the UK is possible, even if the legal framework is woolly and informal.  I...

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Oct 25 2013

Who would become a surrogate mother?

Who would become a surrogate mother?

Intended parents ask us every day what motivates someone to become a surrogate mother.  It can be hard to understand why anyone would offer to carry a baby for someone they do not know.  So what is our experience?  The wom...

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Aug 06 2013

Gay dads: what kind of parents do you want to be?

Gay dads:  what kind of parents do you want to be?

TV chef Yotam Ottolenghi wrote a brave and heartfelt piece in the Guardian last Saturday about his long journey to parenthood as a gay man.  Having considered co-parenting with a lesbian couple and then a single woman, he and his partner Karl...

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