Canadian Family Law Needs To Reflect Realities Of Surrogacy

Vanessa Gruben | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Vanessa Gruben

Canada doesn't track all surrogacy arrangements, so we don't know the answers. We should. We need greater regulation of surrogacy in Canada to better protect and promote the interests of women who act as surrogates, intended parents and resulting children.

The Joy Of Unexpected Parenthood

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Abram

My brother and his wife were trying to have a baby for the last seven years. With their hard earned savings, they set their sights on pursuing countless fertility treatments. Hanging on to a promise from one clinic that results were "guaranteed," they drove many long hours with remarkable sangfroid to receive treatments. But it was never going to be that simple for them.

My Children Have a Brother They May Never Meet

Raquel Cool | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Raquel Cool

No part of me regrets the decision I made to be an egg donor but I regret how I went about it and the contract I locked myself into. I regret not requesting an open donation. I did not understand the gravity of my decisions. I believed I was mature and now I look back and feel like I was just a kid. That psychological screening, many years ago, had "screened" a version of myself I could no longer relate to. I had no way of knowing that egg donation would impact my life the way it did.

What Do You Tell Strangers When You're A Surrogate?

Connected | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Parents

Lori and Jan struggle with how to tell the kids that they are considering having a child of their own together. After Eli and Ido consult with their d...

What India Can Teach Us About 'Renting Wombs'

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

For all the raised eyebrows about India's billion-dollar surrogacy industry, that system still seems preferable to our own. At least there, a woman who undergoes the substantial physical and mental rigours of a surrogate pregnancy is clearly and openly compensated for her efforts.

Watching the Watchdog: Will Microsoft Produce the Next Walter Cronkite?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Once upon a time when the world was young and had hope, and global warming, the one per cent and social media hadn't yet been invented, there truly was a golden age for TV news in North America. Could Microsoft bring that golden age back since its split from MSNBC?

Surrogate Mothers Often Upset By Process, Study Shows

The National Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada

Their key role in the arcane world of surrogate motherhood has received relatively little scientific examination, but it turns out surrogates are ofte...

Canadian Surrogate Mother Abandoned 27-Weeks Into Pregnancy, Left With Twins

Toronto Star | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Living

Cathleen Hachey’s first try as a surrogate mother took a heartbreaking turn when she was abandoned via text message last spring, 27 weeks into the p...