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California triplets at center of thorny surrogacy case,
pro-life debate

A set of newborn triplets are now being tended to in a California hospital, unaware of their place at the center of a complex legal battle that could have huge implications for surrogacy and parental rights.

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Surrogacy Struggle

Following two hearings earlier this month, advocates for gestational surrogacy are continuing their push for two bills that set forth standards for gestational carrier agreements, hoping to sway reticent or cautious legislators to their side.

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Is a Surrogate a Mother?

A battle over triplets raises difficult questions about the ethics of the surrogacy industry and the meaning of parenthood.

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The Baby Carriers

Creative Family Connections is profiled in the September 2013 feature article. What would make a woman want to go through pregnancy and childbirth to carry a baby—or three—for a couple she just met? By Alexandra Robbins, Ali Eaves.

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How to Pick a Surrogacy Agency

Washingtonian selected Creative Family Connections to assist them in developing “How to Pick a Surrogacy Agency,” a checklist for use by intended parents.

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Proposed Law Would Govern Surrogate Births

The Maryland Collaborative Reproductive Act, introduced to codify best practices in surrogacy, came about through a legislative working group in which Diane Hinson played a key role.

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From Washington Lawyer Magazine: Reproductive Technology and the Law

In the July/August 2012 issue, Diane Hinson comments on Assisted Reproductive Technology and laws addressing reproductive rights as evolving areas of law.

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DC Debates Reversing Ban On Surrogacy Agreements

A bill introduced earlier this year by Council member David Catania (I-At Large) and changed by Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) would allow D.C. residents above the age of 21 to enter into surrogacy agreements after both the genetic parents and gestational carrier completed medical and mental health evaluations. Additionally, the genetic parents would agree to pay medical expenses, and the gestational carrier would surrender any rights to raise the child.

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And Surrogacy Makes Three

In this story from February, 2014, Creative Family Connection’s Diane Hinson is quoted on surrogacy contracts as they relate to the current state of surrogacy in New York.

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Court’s Split Decision Provides Little Clarity on Surrogacy

After a split court decision in New Jersey about gestational surrogacy, the New York Times asked Creative Family Connection’s founder and lead attorney Diane Hinson to weigh in on the lack of nationwide surrogacy laws. The article also links to the widely referenced 50-state surrogacy law map that can be found on CFC’s website. By Kate Zernike.

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Legal Experts at Creative Family Connections Help Parents Navigate the Surrogacy Journey - PART 1

In the first of a series on creating babies by surrogacy and reproductive technology, an NPR story provides an in-depth look at how Diane Hinson and her team at Creative Family Connections combine legal expertise and compassion to assist prospective parents from around the globe as they build families through surrogacy.

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Legal Experts at Creative Family Connections Help Parents Navigate the Surrogacy Journey - PART 2

In the second part of the series, Intended Parents Susan and Bob de Gruchy and their Gestational Surrogate, Whitney Watts, share their personal surrogacy story.

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Legal Experts at Creative Family Connections Help Parents Navigate the Surrogacy Journey - PART 4

In the fourth part of the series, CFC Gestational Carriers Whitney Watts, Crystal Andrews, and and Macy Widofsky, along with CFC Intended Parents Susan and Bob de Gruchy, discuss their surrogacy journey experiences.

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Fatherhood a New Formula

The Washington Post explores how CFC dads Tracy and Michael Thorne-Begland used Creative Family Connections to build their family using a Gestational Surrogate and Egg Donor.

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Fathers in the Making - PART 1

In a front-page, 3-part series, the Los Angeles Times explores the efforts of Chad and David Craig, clients of Creative Family Connections, to have a baby with the help of a Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donor. (Reporter Ken Sack was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for this article.)

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Fathers in the Making - PART 2

In a front-page, 3-part series, the Los Angeles Times explores the efforts of Chad and David Craig, clients of Creative Family Connections, to have a baby with the help of a Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donor. (Reporter Ken Sack was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for this article.)

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Overcoming Infertility

Uptown Magazine, the magazine for professional urban consumers with diverse ethnic backgrounds, follows several African-American couples who journeyed to overcome infertility, including Carla and Herb Long, who worked with Creative Family Connections to have a baby girl through gestational surrogacy.

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Babies for Gays

Creative Family Connections’ news coverage goes international, as Focus Magazine, the German Equivalent of Newsweek magazine, writes an article on Surrogacy for same-sex couples. The focus is on Creative Family Connections and its clients.

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Babies for Gays (German Version)

Creative Family Connections’ news coverage goes international, as Focus Magazine, the German Equivalent of Newsweek magazine, writes an article on Surrogacy for same-sex couples. The focus is on Creative Family Connections and its clients.

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For Those Wanting Babies, Legal Risks Never Too High

The Salt Lake Tribune asked Diane Hinson to comment when the Utah legislature passed a statute on surrogacy.

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Parenthood by Proxy: Providing the Medical Service

The Salt Lake Tribune profiles medical challenges in surrogacy. Diane Hinson weighs in on insurance matters as they relate to surrogacy.

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