Wednesday, December 29, 2010

[United Kingdom] - The Telegraph - "Britain's first gay surrogate parents to open surrogacy centre for same-sex couples" by Laura Roberts

Britain's first gay surrogate parents are planning to set up a surrogacy centre that caters to the needs of same-sex couples.

Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, from Danbury in Essex will open The British Surrogacy Centre in February 2011.

Describing it as "a centre for all things surrogacy" which provides information for same-sex parents it will be based in Essex but have an office in California. The couple will help match surrogates and egg donors in the US with couples from the UK and Europe.

The Drewitt-Barlow's have five children which were all conceived using surrogates. In 1999 they made history when they travelled to the US and used donated eggs and a surrogate mother to become fathers to twins Aspen and Saffron, now ten. Since then they have added Orlando, seven, and Dallas and Jasper, ten month-old twins, to the family. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow said Elton John and David Furnish's decision to use a surrogate would "help the gay parenting cause greatly".

[Source: Original Article]

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