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As a gestational surrogate, this isn’t your first pregnancy. You already know the importance of good nutrition for a healthy pregnancy, but medical advice can change over time, so you may need to update your thoughts on nutrition. Consider the following advice to keep you and the baby you are carrying happy and healthy. Ideally,… Read more »

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If you are intended parents in Washington State, you have recently heard the good news. The Uniform Parentage Act was recently passed. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. This legislation makes Gestational Surrogacy legal statewide. “Altruistic surrogacy” was already permitted in Washington, but surrogates could not be compensated as they are in other… Read more »

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With the passing of the new state law, women in Washington are now able to serve as surrogates for compensation, as they can in many other states. If you are considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you now have options. What you may not know is you are not limited to working with an agency within… Read more »

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Gayle Garrett is the HEART of Surrogate Solutions. She followed her passion to help others when she founded the company and has chosen team members who share that passion. When asked about Gayle, all of her employees describe her as “the best boss ever “and share the feeling that they’ve never had a job they… Read more »

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Good news for potential gestational surrogates in Washington state and those who would like to work with a surrogate from Washington to create their families. Washington passed the Uniform Parentage Act, signing it into law in March. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. The new state law gives individuals who are struggling with… Read more »

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You’ve gone through all the screenings and preparation, both physical and emotional. You’ve taken all the medications and supplements, passed all the tests, lined up your support system and now it’s here—the big day. Here’s what to expect. Get some rest. If you are traveling to the fertility clinic, you will probably stay overnight in… Read more »

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When you undergo your initial screening with a surrogacy agency, you may be surprised they have so many questions about the support you get at home. That’s because your surrogacy journey can go much more smoothly when you know your friends, family and spouse have your back. You may think this journey is yours alone,… Read more »

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While today’s IVF procedures typically take a more conservative approach when deciding the number of embryos to be implanted, it’s still possible for a surrogate to carry as many as two or three babies. This can occur because more embryos thrive than anticipated or because the intended parents choose to have multiples. As a surrogate,… Read more »

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When you first hold your new baby, you will experience a rush of emotions. You probably expect to feel love, warmth and joy, but you may be surprised you also feel afraid or overwhelmed. If you think you would be less nervous if you had carried the baby yourself, that is not the case. All… Read more »

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Phaedra is one of our Surrogacy Coordinators in Tampa, Florida. She first heard about surrogacy in her early 20’s, well before she ever had children of her own. She vividly remembers seeing a news segment about the scientific process and being fascinated by how helpful this would be for those in need and a little… Read more »