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 […]

Men Selling Babies @ the Hilton in Brussel

Zondag 24 september, iets na 8u ‘s ochtends. Met flyers in de hand en een statement op het T-shirt, trokken we richting Brussel-Centraal station en het Hilton. Net zoals een jaar geleden streek de Amerikaanse organisatie Men Having Babies er neer. Ook deze keer hadden ze alles en meer in aanbieding om tegemoet te komen […]

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 […]

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. […]

Surrogacy got politicians losing their balls

The possible outsourcing of a pregnancy continues to stir up the emotions. Surrogacy already takes places in my country but now that foreign companies threaten to take control of the market, our Senate decided to address the issue. Taking hostage by the assumption that if something is possible or already happening, we should not only […]

Interview: “Intentionally inflicting suffering on people before they are even born. Where is the sense, justice or love in that?”

A couple of weeks ago the president of our organization went to Italy to give a presentation. Her being there generated some interviews in the Italian press. One of the interviews she gave was for Avvenire, a newspaper of Catholic Bishop Conference of Italy (CEI). 1) What’s your story? My name is Stephanie, I am 36 years old […]

Children for sale – speech Modena (Italy)

  Before I begin with my presentation I would like to thank signora Albachiara, the organization ProVita, and signore Toni Brandi for inviting me to come over and talk about an issue that most of the time isn’t addressed correctly, because people and even governments don’t want to be confronted with the actual consequences of their […]

Children for sale.com – European Surrogacy fair

I never thought that my email to a journalist of a Belgian paper would cause so much of a stir or attract so much media attention. A week upfront I informed her about the Surrogacy Conference that was going to take place in Brussels on the 3rd of May. It was not just any conference, but […]