CT Fertility's Dr. Doyle and Jamie Speer, are featured in this "Frontline" style TV report on USA surrogacy produced by Portugal's main TV channel. A segment of the program follows Jamie as he speaks to prospective parents at the Men Having Babies support group in NYC. Then it interviews an egg donor and a surrogate at the CT Fertility clinic and shows Dr. Doyle performing an egg retrieval and an embryo transfer.
Gestational surrogacy is a practice that is presently illegal in Portugal and punishable by two years of prison. Despite this, dozens of Portuguese couples are turning to clinics in Brazil, India, Ukraine and the United States and seeking out the assistance of gestational surrogates to start their families.
The program interviews couples with fertility problems such as "Daisy" and "Peter" and gay couples such as "Eduardo" and "Daniel" to find out why they decided to pursue surrogacy as well as tries to demystify the whole process.
The program tries to answer whether the act of surrogacy simply a business transaction or perhaps a gesture of solidarity by woman who had easy pregnancies that want to help other couples who cannot carry a child.
Although one of the couples interviewed for the program share about the negative experiences they had working with a gestational surrogate in Brazil, the majority of the testimonies showcased, especially coming out of the United States, were extremely positive. Viewers heard the testimony of Susan, an American engineer who is a four time surrogate mother as well as enter the home of a U.S. gay couple of twins who were born through surrogacy more than ten years ago.