Community blog: Living The New Normal
A community of gay surrogacy dads, surrogates, and egg donors blogging about their real-life experience as they are mirrored at the NBC series "The New Normal".
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Important study on how surrogacy impacts relationships
July 20, 2013 08:52
An important study from the amazing Center of Family Research at Cambridge shows a very positive picture of the relationships between surrogates, their families, and the families they helped create. The two-year study covered both gestational and traditional surrogacy, interviewd the carriers, their partners, their children, the parents, and even their children. While these were all heterosexual
Is $35,000 the new normal surrogate fee?
August 30, 2012 10:33
How much were the nominal surrogacy fees (excluding expenses and reimbursements) in your surrogacy journey (you can answer as a parent or surrogate). The surrogate mom in the new NBC show mentions $35,000... Is this normal today? Go to the poll to vote!
Watch the pilot online!
Surprise - the first episode is available online! No need to wait to September 11... Watch and tell us what you think! (available also on iPad / iPhone on NBC's mobile app). http://www.nbc.com/the-new-normal/video/pilot/1415027/
About this blog
August 25, 2012 03:25 | Commentary
The NBC show "The New Normal" features gay people becoming parents through surrogacy as a growing and more widely accepted phenomena. As people for whom this is our reality (parents, surrogates, egg donors and even doctors and nurses), we welcome the show. We furthermore wish to use our real life experiences to add depth in a less Holywood-like fashion. Our commentary will add and contrast our stories