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The Effect of Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on Surrogacy

By Evie Jeang | Apr 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

On May 24, 2017, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In doing so, it not only opened the doors for same-sex couples wanting to marry, but also provided them with the opportunity to have children by a surrogate.

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Start-up companies and their Coverage for Family Planning

By Evie Jeang | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

More companies are moving towards covering assisted fertility benefits. Companies such as Pinterest, Chanel, Facebook, and Google are now offering coverage of up to $100,000 for in vitro fertilization costs which would benefit their employees and their family planning. Pinterest, a free website which allows users to manage images and video content onto their “pinboards,”…

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Reproductive Rights Technology: The Interest and Implication on Respective Parties During the Dissolution or Destruction of the Marital Union.

By Evie Jeang | Mar 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Often times, couples pursue the path of bearing a child by way of a surrogate. This can be an extremely stressful time for both potential parents, taking both an emotional and financial strain on the couple. As a result, couples often contemplate whether they truly want to have a child, or whether it is meant…

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Same Sex Couples, Surrogacy, and the Children’s Citizenship

By Aaron Gbewonyo | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The happy couple Elad and Andrew Dvash-Banks had to marry in Canada before the United States legalized same-sex marriage. The spouses, one an American citizen and the other an Israeli citizen with a green card, had twins through a surrogate mother where both children were born in Canada. The couple requested American citizenship for both…

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Surrogacy and Paid Family Leave

By Aaron Gbewonyo | Feb 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In New Delhi, India, female employees of the federal government can now apply for paid family leave if they have a child through surrogacy. The new decision from the personnel ministry came when a mother had twins through the assisted family planning process, yet was denied paid family leave because she was not the biological…

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Parentage and the Importance of Contracts for Surrogates

By Evie Jeang | Feb 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a recent surrogacy case that is sweeping the news, a California woman discovered that she became pregnant with her own biological child while she was carrying another baby as a surrogate for a Chinese couple. This is caused by a rare medical phenomenon known as superfetation. This occurs when a mother continues to ovulate…

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Is Surrogacy Legal Where You Live? Here’s Why It Might Be Banned

By Evie Jeang | Jan 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Commercial surrogacy is banned in most of the world – however, unlike many countries, laws on surrogacy in the United States can differ between each state. These laws extend over several factors of surrogacy, including the allowance of surrogacy contracts, provision of pre- or post-birth orders, requiring additional post-birth legal procedures, and the naming of…

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The Effect of Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on Surrogacy

By Evie Jeang | Jun 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

On May 24, 2017, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In doing so, it not only opened the doors for same-sex couples wanting to marry, but also provided them with the opportunity to have children by a surrogate. One of the issues that previously prevented same-sex couples, more specifically, those in…

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