Hollywood Celebrities and Their Surrogacy Journey
Surrogacy isn’t the easiest procedure to go through, but many of those who are driven to have their own children have opted for it. Let’s take a look at some celebrities who have experienced surrogacy services and who are and were delighted with the results.
In 2002, Michael Jackson had Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II by personally choosing a nurse to carry his son. Jackson had donated his sperm and carefully selected a donor egg to match the qualities he had chosen.
In 2009, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick decided to opt for surrogacy. After Sarah’s first pregnancy, she found that getting pregnant again was a challenge. In an interview with Billy Bush, she said she wouldn’t have opted for surrogacy if she could have gotten pregnant herself. Now they have twins, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge.
In 2010, Chris Daughtry and wife Deanna had twins, Adalynn and Noah, through a surrogate. Daughtry’s wife had a partial hysterectomy in 2006 and was thus unable to bear a child. They opted for gestational surrogacy.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban got lucky in 2008 when Nicole became pregnant with their daughter, Sunday. In 2011, they went through a series of misfortunes while trying to have a second child. Kidman had an ectopic pregnancy, experienced miscarriages, and went through fertility treatments. Both Kidman and Urban wanted to have a second baby, so when everything else failed they saw hope in surrogacy. Now they have Faith Margaret and are happy with their decision.
These are just a few accounts of famous people who decided on surrogacy to have children of their own. Regardless of the continuing debate about surrogacy on moral and legal grounds, there is no denying that the practice has helped many parents experience the satisfaction that money alone can’t provide.
Nowadays, many couples choose surrogacy as a means to have a family. With the development of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), gestational surrogacy has become a source of hope for partners experiencing the pains of infertility. While surrogacy is a source of much political and social debate, there’s no stopping parents who have decided to undergo the procedure. Ninety percent of them are happy with the outcomes. The other 10 percent had either not researched the approach or had questions about the surrogate they considered.
Surrogacy opens a fresh window of hope. It makes it possible for lovers with fertility concerns to have a child of their own. Same-sex partners, married in legal and binding laws, have the opportunity to develop families. Women with medical issues and who cannot get pregnant are given the chance to become mothers. In addition, women above the age of 42 can continue to have babies of their own.