With advancements in in-vitro fertilization (IVF), gestational surrogacy has become the hope of many parents going through the aches of infertility. Even though surrogacy is the root of countless political and social debates, there’s no halting those people who have made a decision to go through with the procedure.
The surrogacy process is complicated and takes a lot of time and effort, but those who are determined to have their own child still opt for the procedure. Let’s take a look at several celebrities who have gone through surrogacy services and who were and are satisfied with the results.
In 2010, Chris Daughtry and wife Deanna had twins, Adalynn and Noah, through a surrogate. They opted for gestational surrogacy because Daughtry’s wife had a partial hysterectomy in 2006 and was unable to bear a child.
In 2002, Michael Jackson had Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II by personally choosing a nurse to carry his son. Jackson had donated his sperm and carefully selected a donor egg to match the qualities he had chosen.
In 2011, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban went through a series of misfortunes while trying to have a second child. Kidman had an ectopic pregnancy, experienced miscarriages, and went through fertility treatments. Both Kidman and Urban wanted to have a second baby, so when everything else failed they saw hope in surrogacy. Now they have Faith Margaret and are happy with their decision.
In 2011, Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower had a baby girl through surrogacy. De Niro also had twin sons via surrogacy with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.
Surrogacy opens a new window of hope. It allows couples with fertility issues to have children of their own. These are just a few profiles of famous people who chose surrogacy. Despite the ongoing debate over surrogacy on legal and moral grounds, there is no denying that the process has helped a lot of couples find happiness that money alone can’t buy.