The New Incubators

How Same-Sex Marriage Is Changing the World of Surrogacy

Illinois residents Adam Stachowiak and Mike Isaac joined in a civil union eight years ago, and last year, after the state legalized gay marriage, they decided it was time for children. So they made an arrangement with a woman who agreed to be a surrogate mother, and the two men are now the parents of fraternal twin boys, Kaleb Isaac and Keegan Stachowiak.1 "We laugh about when we go to Disney World, Adam will be the 'fun dad' since he loves to ride roller coasters," Isaac told Crain's Chicago Business before the boys were born. "And I will be the dad who lets the kids enjoy cotton candy and elephant ears."2

Now that marriage is well on its way to being redefined, parenthood is...


is a freelance journalist and a Patrick Henry College alumnus. His work has appeared in WORLD Magazine and the blog for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. He aspires to return to school to study history.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2023 Salvo |


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