The blogosphere is all abuzz about a recent NY Times article by Melanie Thernstrom, a woman who used egg donation and surrogacy to have her two children “twiblings”. She very openly discusses their journey to parenthood and their choices for building their family. Then in a follow up article, she beautifully addresses some of the criticism and questions that came in comments to the original article.
Original article link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/magazine/02babymaking-t.html?_r=1
Follow Up Response link: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/more-on-the-twiblings/?scp=1&sq=thernstrom&st=cse
Even though this has nothing to do with IVF abroad, it struck me as a wonderful article talking openly about the various aspects of third party reproduction. As a patient, I often found myself at a loss feeling that I had to defend or explain my choices, and I love how she has communicated this in such a balanced and fair manner.
Here they are, featured this morning on The Today Show: