Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Tusshar Kapoor

Bollywood Star Opens Up About Surrogacy

Photo courtesey of: @tushkapoor

Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor and his parents (who are also Bollywood stars) were worried at how people in their native India would react to the news that Tusshar used IVF and Surrogacy to become a father.

“Initially my parents were a little bit apprehensive whether I should announce the child to be one born through IVF and surrogacy or not. Because they were like, ‘You don’t know how it is going to be taken in India, why even announce it, why don’t you just tell friends, then the friends will tell more friends’,” Tusshar told reporters.

In the end, Tusshar did end up announcing the birth of his son and how he was conceived. To which him and his family were happily surprised by the reaction.

“Everybody in the country has been very accepting. That was a bit surprise for me because I thought there would be diverse views, some kind of ‘oohs and ahas’ about it, all kinds of opinion. But nothing of that sort happened. Especially the media has been so supportive of Laksshya and my choice of having a family in this manner,” he said.

It’s always amazing to hear how Surrogacy has positively changed the lives of so many people. To learn more about becoming a parent through Surrogacy click here.


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Surrogacy

Surrogacy – The Kids Are Alright

Ian Mucklejohn’s story to parenthood became huge news in the UK when he became a father to triplets born via surrogacy in 2001. In the US, this would barely make it on the news; but in the UK, Mucklejohn was the first single, heterosexual man to have children via surrogacy. Mucklejohn was criticized in the UK media for having children via surrogacy without a partner.

Now, 15 years later, the triplets have been interviewed about how they’ve grown up and if they feel like they missed anything by not having a “mother” in their lives. One of the triplets said:

‘It is more common nowadays than it was in the past, you see single parent families all the time. I have never felt abnormal.’

Another one of the triplets also talked about their Dad’s bravery:

‘It was brave for him to go through such a thing. It shows how much he cared to have children and how much he loved us.’

So, despite what the critics say children born via surrogacy to single parents aren’t “damaged,” in fact, they are the exact opposite. Happy, loved, healthy, and full of pride for their parents.

To read more about the Mucklejohn triplets see the full article here.


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Jeff Lewis

Bravo Star Jeff Lewis Talks About Hearing His Baby’s Heartbeat

Outspoken Bravo TV star, Jeff Lewis, who is known for being no nonsense and very much outspoken was rendered speechless when he and his partner, Gage Edward, heard their baby’s heartbeat for the first time at their Surrogate’s ultrasound.

Jeff Lewis revealed to his TV audience that:

“When we heard the heartbeat, that was cool. That’s when I was like okay, there’s a baby in there,” Jeff Lewis revealed during last night’s episode of Flipping Out, adding, “I was a little speechless, I think.”

Jeff and Gage are using a Surrogate to have their baby girl after adoption did not work out for them.

Congratulations to Jeff and Gage!