This afternoon I spoke to an intended mother from France. Her surrogate is 36 weeks pregnant and living in an apartment in Kyiv. She asked me not to…
A quick roundup of some recent stories on surrogacy in Ukraine. Madi Chwasta and Kelsey Rettino. "Ukraine conflict prevents Melbourne couple from…
Ukraine’s embryologists are asking the producers of culture media and consumables used in assisted reproduction to “postpone the supply of your products…
Intended parents have questions. The following are slightly edited versions of questions I've heard this past week on Zoom calls, in seminars, online…
This is just a short item, but I feel it needs to be written. There have been many accounts of surrogates being ghosted by their agencies or clinics…
For weeks now, I've been thinking about how being a refugee intersects with surrogacy. It's been a struggle to put my thoughts into words. There are…
When war came to Ukraine, hundreds of international families were already pinning their hopes on surrogacy there. Some had shipped their embryos to the…
Thanks for signing up. I launched this newsletter on the spur of the moment, as events quickened in Ukraine. It has been less than two weeks, but so…
In the opening days of the war, many surrogates were moved west to safer cities and villages, or out of the country altogether. But a big question…
It doesn't take long before a war touches everyone in the affected country in some personal way. In my very first post for Ukraine Surrogacy Dispatches…
The day after the war started, I began to wonder what was happening with surrogates who were mid-process. Surrogacy requires that you take hormones for…
I first spoke to this intended mother, an American, two days after the war began. (You can read that interview here.) Her child had been conceived just…