Surrogate mother, egg donor, and two fathers

Literature and Films

Greta has two fathers and two mothers: Jens and Andreas, surrogate mother Susan, and egg donor Rose from the United States. The gay couple Jens and Andreas from Essen is among the first Germans to build a family through surrogacy. Since surrogacy and egg donation are not possible in Germany, Jens and Andreas returned to the US in the summer of 2013. The plan: Greta should have a sibling. The film follows Jens and Andreas for seven years from Greta’s first birthday to the birth of her brother Henri.

He, he and I

Literature and Films

For some time I have been working on a book on the subject. You can read the synopsis here.

A baby en passant

It’s hard to say how and when the dream started evolving. Who knows exactly when a dream begins? One often knows when the dream ends, because it is either dashed or came true. Our path to making our dream come true was long and difficult. Starting a family should be a happy future prospect with many positive memories. Most couples plan having a family. And even if it takes a bit longer or many attempts are made, as a couple you decide to go for it and work toward family formation. And if it doesn’t work out, then the possibility of adoption is still open to the couple.

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