Surrogacy is common in Hollywood, as evidenced by Fredrik Eklund, Shaun T and these other celebs who’ve had their children carried by another person.

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    KANYE AND KIM KARDASHIAN WEST The surrogate Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West hired to carry their third child gave birth to a baby
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Leia Swanberg has five children of her own but 12 years ago she did something that would change her life forever.

“I’ve been a surrogate twice. Yesterday actually was the 12th birthday of the first surrogate baby I had so it was a special day yesterday” said Swanberg in an interview with CHEK News.

She believed so deeply in helping the intended parents who couldn’t have their own children that she started her own company 10 years ago.

Canadian Fertility Consulting and is one of only three such agencies in Canada matching couples with women who are willing to carry their baby.

“It was amazing, watching people become parents in such an intimate way is amazing” she added.

Viscountess Weymouth has become the first member of the British aristocracy to have a baby born by surrogacy after doctors warned her she could die in pregnancy.

There is significant support in Australia for commercial surrogacy to be legalised and professional guidelines drawn up to regulate the industry, a study has found.

Currently all states, except the Northern Territory, only allow altruistic surrogacy, where the surrogate is reimbursed costs of the pregnancy.

The study, being published in the December issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, found almost 60 per cent of people who had a view found the current ban unjustified.
About half those in support thought the amount paid to a surrogate by would-be parents should be a matter of negotiation with no fixed maximum.