Presentation Symposium: Children’s Rights in the Age of Biotechnology @ Brocher Foundation

I had the chance to do a presentation at the Symposium Children’s Rights in the Age of Biotechnology at the Brocher Foundation. For those who want to know what I talked about: you can find my presentation down below. My name is Stephanie, I am a donor conceived from Belgium. I am also the president […]

Can surrogacy ever be in the best interest of a child? – presentation @ ISS expert consultation in the Hague

On the 7th of December I was invited to do a short presentation at the public event on surrogacy and children’s right by ISS at the ISA expert consultation in the Hague. My name is Stephanie, I am 39 years old and a donor conceived from Belgium. I am also the president of an organization […]

Our speech at the United Nations in Geneva

On the 6th of March, we were invited by the European Centre for Law and Justice, to come and speak at their event at the United Nations in Genève. Other speakers were the British donor conceived Dr. Joanna Rose and professor Clotilde Brunette-Pons. Our presentations have been recorded and will soon be made available online. In […]

Men Selling Babies @ the Hilton in Brussels

Sunday the 24 of September, somewhere around 8 o’clock in the morning. Holding pamphlets in one hand and a statement on our t-shirt, we headed off in the direction of Brussels-Central station and the Hilton Hotel. Just like the previous year the American organization Men Having Babies choose this venue to promote their services. And […]

Symposium on Reproductive Tourisme in Europe

On Friday the 17th of March our chairman Stephanie Raeymaekers was asked to present a statement at the international Symposium on Reproductive ‘tourism’ in Europe “My name is Stephanie,  I am a donor conceived from Belgium. I am what the industry might call an old-school product. I am the result of one of the first options in line of […]

It does (not) matter

In the debate on reproductive discrimination all stops are being pulled so that the fulfillment of personal desires can be enforced. Yet it remains a  (c)heated debate, where double standards and false arguments determine the rules of the game. Because those who desire to become a parent, originally hope to get a ‘Plan A’-child. The […]

Men Having Babies Behaving Badly

Dear Ron, I got your email and reply-reaction on my previous blog about the Surrogacy Conference that was organized by Men Having Babies, the organization you represent. In those replies you question the content of my blog but upmost you try to tackle my intellect, honesty, agenda and perspective. Well, I decided that my response […]