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IVF & Surrogacy

South Africa – Men choosing to become single fathers

A fertility lawyer, who heads his own firm in Cape Town, has registered a number of babies for single fathers through surrogacy over the past decade. The process is rather laborious since choosing a donor means looking into health records, family history, smoking habits, are they on medication, do they drink, how much do they exercise, eye & hair colour, what is their height, academic & sporting ability, are they introvert or not etc. The process is not cheap either. Other challenges single men face when having children is that they will be doing this on their own and the child won’t have a mom. Would be interesting to find out why single men choose this route instead of the natural way. More