Newton TAB tells of the 'labor of love' by one alum for another
Newton (Mass.) TAB reporter Susan Danseyar describes the “labor of love” by Rachel Segall ’91, who is the gestational carrier for the baby of classmate Erik Mercer ’91 and Erik’s husband, Sandro Secci. A couple years ago, after watching a TV news story about the challenges faced by gay men who wish to have their own baby, Segall got an idea: “I called Erik and told him if he was ever interested in having a child some day, to think over my offer” of surrogacy. (Fertizilation used sperm from both Mercer and Secci, though they don’t know whose sperm got to the donor egg first.) Segall, who is married to James Hurley ’91 and has three children of their own, said that “this is an easy thing for me to offer, especially for such wonderful friends.” Segall is due in mid-August. View story from the Newton TAB, Mar. 23, 2010.