‘I Wanted a Baby:’ Single Men Are Increasingly Having Biological Children Via Surrogacy

June 14, 2018

(Chicago Tribune) – With Father’s Day approaching, single fathers such as Guest are a reminder of how far modern men will go to become parents. He is one of the small but growing number of single men who are becoming fathers via surrogacy, in which a woman agrees to carry someone else’s baby. Surrogacy can cost more than $100,000 and involves finding a woman who wants to carry your child, achieving a pregnancy via in vitro fertilization, and navigating the emotional experience of pregnancy and childbirth with a surrogate who has her own needs, responsibilities and boundaries.