The state of Washington made paid surrogacy fully legal January 1, taking a huge step forward for people who need to use a gestational carrier to build their families.
Advanced reproductive technologies using in vitro fertilization may provide the best opportunity for two married women to each have a biological relationship to their child.
I would encourage my friend to seek professional help as early as possible. Both seeing a medical team that specializes in fertility treatment as well as someone to support their emotional health. I would advise them to consider all options. Loving a child regardless of how they came to you is such an incredible gift. I would encourage my friend to not give up no matter how hard the process becomes.