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SCOTUS Inaction Results in More Same-Sex Marriage

By |October 8th, 2014|

As of September, 17 state attorneys general had joined a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases from the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth U.S. Circuit […]

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New CA Birth Certificate Law Allows LGBT Parents to Identify as Mother, Father, Parent

By |September 25th, 2014|

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, birth certificates of babies born in California will no longer identify a mother and father but will instead use the gender-neutral term “parent”

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Surrogacy Cases Gone Wrong in International Media

By |August 21st, 2014|

A number of high-profile cases of malfeasance or unethical activity related to international surrogacy have recently made headlines worldwide, fueling negative misconceptions.

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Bobbie Thomas Brings Her IVF Experience to the BUZZ

By |August 15th, 2014|

Thomas made the decision to use her highly visible Today Show podium as a way to get the topic out in the open and potentially make others undergoing fertility treatment feel more comfortable and less alone in the process.

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Thailand Closes Shop on Foreign Surrogacy Business

By |August 1st, 2014|

Earlier this month, the Thai military government conducted an audit of the nation’s in vitro fertilization and surrogacy agencies, a review that ultimately led to what by all reports was a virtual shutdown of the industry in Thailand.

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New Hampshire Passes New, Improved Surrogacy Law

By |July 25th, 2014|

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan earlier this month signed SB 353, effective immediately, to bring New Hampshire’s existing surrogacy law up to speed with technological advances in ART and with nationwide best practices.

International Surrogacy Can Be Risky Business for Intended Parents, Surrogates

By |July 18th, 2014|

ABC report calls out Planet Hospital, a U.S.-based surrogacy brokerage offering surrogacy services in Cancun, Mexico, for allegedly shady practices.

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Spain Orders Consulates to Recognize Citizenship of Spanish Babies from Foreign Surrogacies

By |July 14th, 2014|

In the wake of the June 26 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on two French cases, the Spanish ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs are ordering their consulates to reinstate registrations of children born via surrogacy to Spanish intended parents in countries where surrogacy is legal.

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France & 46 Other Member Nations Must Recognize Parentage in Foreign Surrogate Births, EU Court Rules

By |June 30th, 2014|

In a groundbreaking decision June 26, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in two cases that France must recognize the parental relationship of parents who have genetically related children via surrogacy in other countries.

New Law Would Change CA Birth Certificates to Reflect Family Diversity

By |June 27th, 2014|

A bill now making its way through the California legislature will, if passed, modernize the state’s Certificate of Live Birth form (or birth certificate) to mirror the diverse makeup of today’s modern families.

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