Time for Families

Finally, the 2020 US Census is counting LGBTQ families

March 7th, 2020

The 2020 US Census is underway, and new changes should result in a better understanding and representation of gay and lesbian families.

Why a lack of oversight of surrogacy in Canada leaves some parents feeling taken advantage of

March 2nd, 2020

Surrogacy in Canada: Legal experts say Health Canada’s new rules won’t solve industry’s transparency problems of  Surrogacy in Canada – Cuddling a child of her own was something cancer survivor Anna Camille Tucci feared might never be possible.

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Foster Care and Gay Rights

February 28th, 2020

The justices will consider whether a city may exclude a Catholic adoption agency from its foster care system because it refuses to work with gay couples.

Israeli Supreme Court rules same-sex couples be given access to surrogacy

February 27th, 2020

In an apparent rebuke to government, the Israeli Supreme Court justices say current law that excludes LGBT couples, harms ‘right to equality’ and gives the state one year to amend the existing legislation; LGBT organizations laud ‘historic decision’ In a unanimous verdict, the Israeli Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that same-sex couples and single menRead Full Story »

South Dakota Senate panel narrowly defeats commercial surrogacy ban

February 27th, 2020

A South Dakota Senate committee on Wednesday narrowly rejected a measure that would have criminalized commercial surrogate pregnancy agents, making it unlikely for such a ban to win approval this year.

War Of The New York Surrogacy Bills Erupts

February 20th, 2020

New York is lagging behind the rest of the country as one of the few remaining jurisdictions in the United States that does not permit compensated surrogacy.

Commercial Surrogacy – a Complicated Legal Picture

February 20th, 2020

Commercial Surrogacy’s Complicated Legal Picture After trying to conceive through nine cycles of IVF, unsuccessfully, Alexis Cirel’s doctor suggested she and her husband take a different route: a gestational surrogate and commercial surrogacy.

Fertility Fraud: The U.S. Is Experiencing An Explosion Of Legislation. And That’s A Good Thing

February 16th, 2020

More and more cases of fertility fraud have been uncovered.

Paying gestational carriers should be legal in all states

February 16th, 2020

Every year, hundreds of thousands of babies are born in the U.

Putin says he won’t allow for LGBTQ families or marriages in Russia

February 16th, 2020

Putin told reporters that he’s considering a constitutional amendment that would ensure that all parents of children “will be dad and mum.