The Surrogacy Fair: ‘because nature is so homophobic’ (quote intented parent)

For the second time around the American surrogacy fair of Men Having Babies landed on Belgian soil. This time it took place in a slightly more upscale venue: the ground floor at The Hilton in Brussels became the stage where 220 potential customers from 12 European countries were welcomed. Like last year, I was present. […]

1 triplet, 1 cocktail of sperm

Our personal story is just one out of a towering pile. We have decided to share it to make the implications of the social experiment called donor conception visible to others. Affecting generations of people, it’s not only time to name but also to address the injustice that is inflicted on those involved. My name […]

1 set of triplets, 2 biological fathers

I am still searching for words to describe how I feel right now. I feel numb, I deny, recognize, forget, realize, … since last Thursday I experienced all possible big emotions a human being can experience. I am trying to grasp the news, but I am not succeeding. I don’t know where to start. Maybe […]

Dear mister President of the United States of America

7th May 2014 Dear mister President of the United States of America, Dear mister Barack Obama, My name is Stephanie. I am 35 years old and live in Belgium. I am writing you as a daughter, sister, friend, aunt, wife and the mother of two beautiful children. Life hasn’t always been easy for me, but […]