Friday, May 9, 2008

Surrogacy

I'm watching A Baby Story (which I try to never do, because it makes me want babies) and the pregnant woman is a surrogate for her brother and his gay lover.

She's already had one child for them and is giving that child a sibling.

There is something really heartwarming and very touching about this story, regardless of your feelings on gay marriage or partnership.

What a ginormous, loving sacrifice to make.

How amazing that these men will have children with both of their DNA, and there is do doubt that this child is going to be born into an incredibly loving family.

Will she be teased in school?

Of course, every child is teased in school.

Anyway, I'm trying to get out of my dumb "clean for one hour" plan. I have a Mother's Day Luncheon with The Jews and that 4pm maternity session and that sounds like more than enough for the day. It is two things, after all.

5 comments:

P said...

Two things? That is plenty. Call it a day.

Madden said...

I'm hoping that some day there will be more acceptance and kids won't have to worry about being made fun of. For anything.

I can dream I guess.

Alysia said...

That is so sweet I want to cry just reading your description.

Melodie said...

I remember reading about how B.D. Wong (the psychiatrist on L&O) and his lover had a child the same way. His lover's sister donated the eggs and they fertilized them with his sperm, but they used a non-related surrogate. They had twins, but unfortunately, one of them didn't make it. He wrote a book about it, I think called "Finding Foo."
I think if you can use a siblings stuff, that's the best way to go, so the child is still related to both parents and will resemble them both.

Tara said...

I've often thought of becoming a surrogate once I'm done having my own kids. I think it's a wonderful gift to give someone, whether they're related or not.