Surrogacy has become an increasingly popular option for celebrities who are looking to expand their families. Over the past few years, stars like Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, and Andy Cohen have used surrogates to give birth to their children. The trend is not limited to female celebrities, as male celebrities like Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, and Neil Patrick Harris have also used surrogates to start families.
While surrogacy has long been available to those who are unable to conceive naturally, the public embrace of the practice by celebrities has brought it into the mainstream. In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons behind this trend and explain how Newborn Advantage can help everyday people have the same high-quality surrogacy experience as celebrities.
The Celebrity Surrogacy Trend: Explained
The trend of celebrities using surrogates to have children is not new. However, it has gained momentum in recent years as more and more stars have opened up about their surrogacy journeys. There are several reasons why celebrities are turning to surrogacy to expand their families.
First, many celebrities are waiting longer to have children, which can increase the likelihood of fertility issues. According to the CDC, the average age of a first-time mother in the US is 26.9 years old. However, many female celebrities are waiting until their 30s or 40s to have children. This delay can increase the risk of fertility issues, making surrogacy a more viable option.
Second, pregnancy in the public eye can be challenging. Celebrities are constantly in the public eye, and pregnancy can be difficult to navigate. The media can scrutinize the physical changes that come with pregnancy, and the pressure to maintain a certain image can be overwhelming. Surrogacy allows celebrities to have biological children without the scrutiny that comes with a public pregnancy.
Finally, surrogacy can provide a biological connection to the child. For celebrities who have struggled with infertility or are unable to carry a child themselves, surrogacy can provide a way to have a biological child. This can be especially important for those who want to pass their genes to their children.
Examples of Celebrity Surrogacy Journeys
Several high-profile celebrities have used surrogacy to expand their families. Here are a few examples:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West – Kim Kardashian has been open about her struggles with pregnancy complications. One of them is placenta accreta, a condition that causes the placenta to grow too deeply into the uterine wall. After two difficult pregnancies, Kim and Kanye turned to surrogacy to have their third and fourth children, Chicago and Psalm.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade – Gabrielle Union has also been open about her struggles with infertility. She suffered several miscarriages before turning to surrogacy to have her daughter Kaavia James.
Andy Cohen – TV personality and producer Andy Cohen welcomed his first child, Benjamin Allen, via surrogate in 2019. He has been vocal about the joy that surrogacy has brought him, and has even thanked his surrogate on his talk show, Watch What Happens Live.
Anderson Cooper – CNN anchor Anderson Cooper welcomed his son Wyatt Morgan in 2020 via surrogate. Cooper has been open about his fatherhood journey and credited his surrogate with making his dream of having a child a reality.
How Newborn Advantage Can Help
Newborn Advantage is a surrogacy agency that believes everyone deserves the opportunity to have a child. We provide a high-quality surrogacy experience that is stress-free and smooth, including:
- Faster matching: We match intended parents with the perfect surrogate candidate within just two weeks, compared to other agencies, which can take up to 8+ months.
- Quality surrogates: Our surrogates are carefully screened to ensure they meet strict requirements for gestational surrogacy, including psychological and medical evaluations.
- Our guarantee: If the intended parents’ chosen surrogate does not pass medical clearance, we provide a guarantee to rematch them with another qualified candidate at no additional cost.
Our experienced professionals work closely with intended parents to ensure their surrogacy journey is successful and stress-free. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you start your journey to parenthood.