Celebrity Surge in Surrogate Births

Celebrity Surge in Surrogate Births

The trend in Hollywood babies

There’s no question that we’re in the middle of a celebrity baby boom! It seems like everyone in Hollywood is either getting pregnant or just had a baby!  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

However, there is another trend in Hollywood babies that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as those celebrity baby bumps, and that is surrogate births! Surrogate births are HOT in Hollywood and there are a TON of celebs who are having babies via surrogate!

Surrogate Births

What’s up with the surge of surrogate births? First of all, there are a ton of celebs who don’t have the time to take off for nine (plus!) months to get pregnant and have a baby. Some celeb moms are past baby making age, or they don’t want to go through the time, money and potential health risks associated with fertility treatments.

And some celebs just see surrogacy as the best option. Surrogacy in general is growing in popularity, and it is great to see celebs taking hold of the trend as well! Here are some of the celebs who have used surrogates!

Guiliana Rancic

After her two failed IVF treatment cycles led to the discovery of early stage breast cancer, Guiliana and Bill didn’t give up. After undergoing a double mastectomy, Guiliana didn’t want to go through any more IVF, especially with all of the medication she will be on for awhile. The couple chose to use a surrogate, and their baby son arrived in late 2012. Guiliana admits, “This baby saved my life!”

Nicole Kidman

After adopting two kiddos with Tom Cruise in her early twenties, Nicole gave birth to a daughter with second hubby Keith Urban in 2008. In 2010, they decided to add another girl to their brood, and daughter Faith was born via surrogate.

Sarah Jessica Parker

The Sex and The City star gave birth to a little boy, James, before turning to a surrogate. A surrogate gave birth to Sarah Jessica’s twin girls (with hubby Matthew Broderick), and SJP was even at the hospital with the surrogate when the girls were born!

Neil Patrick Harris

The “How I Met Your Mother” star welcomed a pair of (adorable!) twins via surrogate with partner David Burtka in 2010. According to reports, one twin is biologically David’s and one is biologically Neil’s, but there is no denying that both are too cute for words!

Elizabeth Banks

After years of trying, and several failed fertility treatments, Elizabeth and hubby Max Handelman turned to a surrogate to help baby boy Felix arrive in 2011. Only twenty months later, another brother Magnus arrived via surrogate to add to the fun!

Elton John

Elton John is no stranger to parenting, he is a godfather to TEN kids, including the children of Elizabeth Hurley and Victoria Beckham. Elton and partner David Furnish had tried once before to adopt a Ukraian baby, but the country forbids same sex couples from adopting. The guys welcomed baby Zachary in 2010, and in January 2012, baby Elijah joined the crew!

Chris Daughtry

The American Idol singer and his wife Deanna welcomed twins in 2010 via surrogate. The pair already had two teen children, but were thrilled to add Addalynn and Noah to the bunch! Deanna’s partial hysterectomy was the deciding factor in choosing a gestational carrier for the pair.

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Lindsey Zaldivar
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Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.