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Carrying 'Dreams': Why Women Become Surrogates
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Surrogate Whitney Watts had her son, J.P., while her husband, Ray Watts, was at sea with the Navy. Surrogacy experts say it's crucial for surrogates to have their own children because they'd presumably understand the emotions involved in bearing a child. The couple for whom Whitney carried twins paid for all expenses during the pregnancy, including private health insurance. Marisa Peñaloza/NPR hide caption

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Ties That Bind: When Surrogate Meets Mom-To-Be
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William Stern holds his daughter, then known as Baby M, in 1987. The Sterns' surrogate tried to keep the baby after she was born. Their court battle became the first public debate about surrogacy. M. Elizabeth Fulford/AP hide caption

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Who Is A Parent? Surrogate Technology Outpaces Law
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Surrogacy Experts Help Navigate Murky Legal Waters
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Kate Donnellon Nail, 43, works out regularly and eats well. She never thought she would have a problem conceiving a child. Anna Kuperberg/www.kuperberg.com hide caption

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Many Women Underestimate Fertility Clock's Clang
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Donor-Conceived Children Seek Missing Identities
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A New Openness For Donor Kids About Their Biology
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Egg Freezing Puts The Biological Clock On Hold
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Making Parenthood A Reality Through IVF Grants
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Ultrasound scan of twins at 4 months. Getty Images hide caption

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Taming The Twin Trend From Fertility Treatments
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