15 Apr, 2020
On 20 March 2020 the US Passport Office closed its doors to in-person passport applications meaning that a number of our parents with newborn surrogate babies (who usually rely on the US passport to travel back to the UK) were stranded. At the same time travel restrictions globally started escalating, with parents of newborn surrogacy babies stuck in Ukraine and Georgia. With the emerging advice from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) that Brits should get home...
14 Apr, 2020
COVID-19 has impacted all of our personal and family lives in different ways, but the current coronavirus restrictions have created some very particular concerns for separated, LGBT+ and multi-parent families. To put the problem simply: if you are being told to stay at home, what do you do if your child has two homes, or normally has contact with a parent, donor or co-parent they don’t live with? Children can move between households, within reason The current government guid...
“In a few weeks there might be children born whose parents won’t be able to get to Ukraine because of the travel restrictions” – Natalie told Marie Claire regarding intended parents expecting surrogacy babies overseas during the pandemic. https://t.co/BllQgvbGBI
“We’ve sorted out a good system with the Home Office to get children who are born abroad British passports issued, now we have to work with the Foreign Office on travel,” says fertility lawyer and Brilliant Beginnings founder Natalie Gamble. https://t.co/AGEtPr4UIv
Natalie spoke to @marieclaireuk about the difficult international surrogacy parents face during COVID-19. https://t.co/BllQguU5d8
Surrogacy Is Complicated—Then Add a Global Pandemic
- Marie Claire, 17 May 2020
Parents are hiring jets to see their surrogate children for the first time
- Wired, 13 May 2020
'Our baby was born to a surrogate abroad but coronavirus means we're stranded and can't bring her home'
- The Telegraph, 28 March 2020
Surrogacy: new parents stuck in US amid Covid-19 shutdown
- The Guardian, 26 March 2020