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Twins Carried by Surrogate Mother from McHenry Now Home in Madrid

Chicago Tribune,  Dec 22, 2011

Spain is a little louder thanks to Laurie Thompson, of McHenry. Thompson, who was profiled in the Tribune in April, is one of a growing number of Illinois women who are carrying the biological babies of couples from Europe and Latin America, where paid surrogacy is often illegal or unavailable. She first considered surrogacy when a friend had trouble conceiving. But she didn't move ahead with her plans until she and her husband, Damion, 39, a U.S. Army Reserve unit administrator, had had their third child. She didn't want a bigger family, but the urge to carry a baby for a someone who couldn't was still there.

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