The Nightmare of Being a Surrogate Mother in the Ukraine War

Ukraine’s booming surrogacy business has become a logistical and ethical mess — and hell for the women at the center.

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How the Covid Pandemic Created a Surrogate Shortage in the U.S.

Vaccine debates, pandemic parenting and general burnout have converged to create yet another shortage in the United States: of women willing to carry other people’s babies to term.

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Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

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In a Kyiv Basement, 19 Surrogate Babies Are Trapped by War but Kept Alive by Nannies

Some surrogate mothers are trapped by the fighting as their due dates near. And newborns face uncertain fates, with many biological parents now unable to travel to Ukraine.

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Hilaria Baldwin and the Strange Allure of Celebrity Fertility

Why we can’t stop talking about her … whole thing.

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Meet the Women Who Become Surrogates in NY

New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.

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My Father Died Young. His Sisters Kept Me From Losing Him Entirely.

Aunts straddle a line between authority figure and anarchist: As our elders, they inspire deference, but they’re partners in transgression too.

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Couple Forced to Adopt Their Own Children After a Surrogate Pregnancy

Tammy and Jordan Myers will have to adopt their twins after two Michigan judges denied them parental rights because the children had been carried by a surrogate.

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A Chinese Celebrity Scandal Puts Surrogate Births on Trial

The state news media excoriated an actress accused of abandoning babies born in the United States. Others say China’s limits on reproductive techniques at home are outdated.

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Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

Virus travel bans are wreaking havoc on surrogacy agencies that help same-sex couples build families.

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Ukraine’s Backlog of Babies Born to Surrogates Begins to Ease

Eleven foreign couples, previously barred by coronavirus restrictions, have entered the country to meet their newborns. But births are still outpacing pickups.

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100 Babies Stranded in Ukraine After Surrogate Births

Travel bans have prevented the babies’ parents from entering the country. One official says as many as 1,000 babies will be born before restrictions are lifted.

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Anderson Cooper Announces Birth of Son Wyatt

Wyatt Morgan Cooper, who is named after the newscaster’s late father, was delivered by a surrogate.

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Legal Basics for L.G.B.T.Q. Parents

The L.G.B.T.Q. community has more family planning options than ever before, but a patchwork of state laws and loose regulations can make the process difficult to navigate.

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