Surrogacy: A Family Frontier

Surrogacy: A Family Frontier

By BBC Radio 5 Live

Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and activist, explores attitudes towards surrogacy. He shares his own journey to have a child, with husband Tom Daley, through surrogacy. Lance explores the personal, scientific, financial and legal aspects of surrogacy. He talks to women who are surrogates, hears the experiences of straight and gay intended parents who have built a family via surrogacy and raises concerns about the current surrogacy laws in the UK. He asks ‘why are some people uncomfortable with surrogacy?’.

Lance meets anti-surrogacy campaigners and visits one of the US’s leading reproductive clinics in California which specialises in surrogacy and has clients from all over the world.

A six-part podcast series for BBC Radio 5 Live.

Episodes

Episode 6: Gay Dads

Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and activist, explores attitudes towards gay parents and surrogacy. He shares his own journey to have a child, with husband Tom Daley. He explores attitudes towards same sex parenting in the UK and questions whether prejudice is part of the reason why some people are uncomfortable with surrogacy?Producer: Jane AndrewsMixed by: Rob GreenEditor: Tracy Williams
20/12/18·31m 45s

Episode 5: The Children

Oscar winning screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black explores whether children born through surrogacy should have the right to know their surrogate mum and egg donor. He shares his own journey to have a child with husband, Tom Daley. Mixed by Rob Green Producer: Jane Andrews Editor: Tracy Williams
20/12/18·32m 28s

Episode 4: The Law And The Legal Parent

Dustin Lance Black raises concerns about the current surrogacy laws in the UK.He questions whether the existing UK surrogacy laws are fit for purpose and asks what needs to change to keep intended parents and surrogates safe.He shares his own journey to become the legal parent of his son, with husband Tom Daley.Producer: Jane AndrewsMixed by: Rob GreenEditor: Tracy Williams
13/12/18·29m 46s

Episode 3: The Surrogates

Dustin Lance Black talks to surrogates about why they decided to carry and give birth to a baby for someone else.He also speaks to one of the world’s leading voices against surrogacy and shares his own journey to have a child, with his husband Tom Daley, through surrogacy. Producer: Jane AndrewsMixed by: Rob GreenEditor: Tracy Williams
13/12/18·38m 20s

Episode 2: The Paths to Surrogacy

Dustin Lance Black examines the different paths to surrogacy intended parents can take in the UK and California.Producer: Jane Andrews Mixed by: Rob Green Editor: Tracy Williams
06/12/18·37m 41s

Episode 1: The Intended Parents

Dustin Lance Black speaks to gay and straight parents who’ve used surrogacy to build their family.Producer: Jane Andrews Mixed by: Rob Green Editor: Tracy Williams
06/12/18·33m 34s

Welcome to Surrogacy: A Family Frontier

Oscar-winning screenwriter and activist Dustin Lance Black explores attitudes towards surrogacy, sharing his own journey to have a child, with husband Tom Daley, through surrogacy
05/12/18·1m 13s
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