Oregon doesn’t have laws restricting surrogacy the way some other states, like Washington, do. According to a recent Portland Tribune article, there’s a growing niche market for international couples seeking surrogate mothers in Oregon, due to the lack of regulation as well as the high caliber of reproductive clinics here.
Have you become a parent through surrogacy? Have you carried a baby as a surrogate mother? What factors influenced your choice to use a surrogate or to become one? What surprised you about the process?
- Sandra Hodgson: Director and co-founder of the Northwest Surrgoacy Center (NWSC)
- Guy Tatsa: Israeli father of a child born through surrogacy in Oregon, and refers gay Israeli intended parents to NWSC
- Ali Bond: Mother of seven children, both adopted and biological. One-time Oregon surrogate who is currently embarking on another surrogacy with an Oregon couple
- Joe: Oregon resident and father of two children through gestational surrogacy
- Diane Hinson: Founder of Creative Family Connections