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Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and activist, explores attitudes towards surrogacy. He shares his own journey to have a child.

Surrogacy: A Family Frontier BBC

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    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and activist, explores attitudes towards surrogacy. He shares his own journey to have a child.

    Episode 6: Gay Dads

    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 Andrews

    Mixed by: Rob Green

    Editor: Tracy Williams

    • 31 min
    Episode 5: The Children

    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

    • 32 min
    Episode 4: The Law And The Legal Parent

    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 Andrews

    Mixed by: Rob Green

    Editor: Tracy Williams

    • 29 min
    Episode 3: The Surrogates

    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 Andrews

    Mixed by: Rob Green

    Editor: Tracy Williams

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: The Paths to Surrogacy

    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

    • 37 min
    Episode 1: The Intended Parents

    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

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Gregcheersykes ,

Excellent

Excellent. Take a great look at all the sides to this!!! Thanks, Lance and Tom!!

5 out of 5 stars ⭐️!!

Ventureheat ,

Great show.

Thanks for sharing your experience. Smart interview to provide various perspective. Great to hear your experience as we are expecting our very own in a few months.

CindyKip ,

Honest and Beautiful

This series is educational, thoughtful, honest, moving and couragous. Mr. Black, one of our greatest storytellers, has put his heart and soul into this, his most important and personal story to date. He has chosen lead with love, with open mind and heart, to tell his family's beautiful journey and those of others, while at the same time listening and engaging in thoughtful conversation with those whose opinions/experiences may not be the same. The courage to share these personal and meaningful stories can only make a difference I hope. I'm grateful as always to Mr. Black for leading with courage and grace. Listen .. open heart, open mind.

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