This week in the world of LGBT parenting and assisted reproduction: We’re on a global gay marriage roll, Australians turn to Thailand for surrogates and South Africa hosts its first traditional same-sex wedding.
“If a child has two loving and capable parents who choose to create a permanent bond, it’s in the best interest of their children that legal institutions allow them to do so,” says Ellen Perrin, MD, FAAP, co-author of the organization’s recent policy statement.
Co-parenting — raising kids jointly with people you’re not romantically involved with — is nothing new. Gay people have been doing it for ages. But as all kinds of alternative family structures gain visibility, co-parenting is going mainstream.
This week in the world of LGBT parenting and assisted reproduction: A Michigan judge calls a two-mom birth certificate “fiction,” a Kansas judge affirms a non-bio mom’s right to legal parent status, China says no to commercial surrogacy, and more.
People are buzzing about a new TV show called The Fosters, a drama set to debut this summer about a lesbian couple and their kids. And in Canada, you can watch Seed, a sitcom about a sperm donor who discovers the families he helped create.
The Thalasso baby bath, developed by French nurse Sonia Rochel, mimics the warmth and security of the womb, making baby feel relaxed and at home.
Ricky Martin speaks on the Supreme Court ruling that denied a woman legal status as a parent to her 12-year-old-daughter.