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Verein zur Förderung der Legalisierung der Leihmutterschaft in Deutschland (VfLLD)

VFLLD is a member-based non-governmental association working towards legalization of innovative reproductive procedures such as egg donation and surrogacy in Germany. VFLLD is focusing on three main aspects: 1) Maintain various political contacts across all parties in Germany as well as professional associations, doctors, scientists and agencies. Currently VFLLD works with officials of the newly elected government to forge alliances for a more liberal and family friendly legal environment in Germany. 2) Provide information on status quo of legal aspects for IVF related topics in Germany and help future families finding contacts and provide available information on IVF, egg donation and surrogacy, as in many cases information is not easily accessible through state agencies and doctors due to legal constraints. 3) Provide an environment to network with families that were built through surrogacy and connect families for exchange of their experiences.

 

Verein zur Förderung der Legalisierung der Leihmutterschaft in Deutschland (VfLLD) Team


Tobias Devooght

Tobias and his husband Dennis are a German couple who welcomed their daughter Summer (born August 2019 as a preemie) and son Jaden (born April 2021) in two different surrogacy journeys in the USA. Sharing their experiences and supporting other couples with their dreams of becoming parents is a heartfelt wish to give something back to the community.The couple is committed to education of IVF, egg donation and surrogacy in Germany and had an editorial article in Spiegel Online. Recently they contributed in a scientific podcast Quarks Storys from WDR, a public broadcasting corporation. Further Tobias is board member of VFLLD, an association in Germany to support legalization of surrogacy through education, events and family support. Recently the couple decided to start an educational profile @dads.kids.miracles on instagram to create visibility for family building through surrogacy for homosexual and heterosexual couples with the aim to initiate a debate in society for a change of the status quo in family building options in Germany. 

Jens Landwehr

Jens and his husband are a German couple who had their daughter and son in two different surrogacy journeys in the USA. The couple are among the first gay German couples to have had children from surrogacy, and were featured in a documentary by ARD, Germany’s public broadcasting corporation. Jens is also the founder and Chairman of VFLLD, an association in Germany to support legalization of surrogacy through education, events and family support. Furthermore, he talks about the day to day challenges of same sex families with surrogacy kids in his private blog www.greta-henri.family and his YouTube Channel.