Couldn't find what you looking for?


Elton John and his partner David Furnish welcomed their new son on Christmas day! Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born via a gestational surrogate mother on December 25, 2010. We wish the couple and their new son all the best, but we can't help but wonder what the The Center for Surrogate Parenting (CSP) spokesperson meant when she said it was a "beautiful surrogacy journey".

Joanne Bubrick told the New York Post that the John/Furnish couple indeed used the center's services. She then said: "It was a lovely, beautiful surrogacy journey for all parties involved." That phrase, which tends to hang around online surrogacy message boards rather a lot, invokes images of love, spirituality, and some wonderful connection. Is that what you think of when you think about surrogacy? Maybe so, but here we think of injectable fertility drugs, finding an egg donor, and the pain in the behind that IVF can sometimes be (but, admittedly, not for the 62 year-old singer and his partner!). David Furnish retired to focus on parenthood. He is slightly younger and closer to the average age for first time fathers at 48.

Elton told the press before the news of their... pregnancy (?) became known that: "'We don't want to put the raising of children into the hands of nannies and housekeepers. We want to be active parents." Other bloggers have already made the obvious jokes about Zachery's Christmas birth and impregnating a virgin funny, though of course most surrogate mothers already have their own children and only become surrogates after they are "done" completing their own families. So for us, all that remains is to congratulate Elton John sorry, that is actually Sir Elton John and David Furnish, and wish them a happy babymoon! If you'd like to follow in Elton and David's foot steps, see how to choose a surrogate mother and how gay couples can become fathers.

Your thoughts on this

User avatar Guest