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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 »

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If you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate, there are a lot of things to consider. You’ll have plenty of questions and need advice and support. Your best resource for both is your surrogacy agency. But you may wonder, does it matter if you use a local agency or a national one with a wide reach?… Read more »

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If you’re considering egg donation, it’s important to go in with both eyes open. It’s essential to know what to expect every step along the way. Gaining a full understanding of any risks you should be aware of in the testing, preparation, retrieval and recovery stages can help you begin your surrogacy journey with confidence…. Read more »

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Lauren is our Senior Surrogacy Coordinator at Surrogate Solutions. Like all of our surrogacy coordinators, Lauren’s initial experience with surrogacy came first-hand through being a surrogate. She had read about it and thought “I could do that.” Lauren felt her pregnancies had been almost unfairly easy and the more people she talked to about this… Read more »

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We recently spoke to founder and CEO of Surrogate Solutions, Gayle Garrett about the reasons women choose to become surrogates. She shared that for most women, the reasons are very personal. For the most part it’s some variation of feeling fortunate they were able to become pregnant and blessed to have a family of their… Read more »

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Surrogacy is both rewarding and emotional for everyone involved – even more so when the surrogate is a family member. For many families, a family member acting as a surrogate can complicate relationships and your surrogacy journey. There are both good and bad factors to consider about being a surrogate for a family member. The… Read more »

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You’re finally going to reach your goal of being a dad. You and your partner have suffered together through infertility or other obstacles to creating a family, but the day is here at last. Stuff’s about to get real. Soon you will have that tiny baby in your arms. Your first thought may be, “Now… Read more »

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Gayle Garrett has a lot of insights to share. As founder and Surrogacy Program Director of Surrogate Solutions, she understands the perspectives of both gestational surrogates and intended parents. Here she discusses a few things parents need to know that they might not consider. Research thoroughly Read reviews of agencies and clinics online and ask… Read more »

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This month, we’re continuing our series of conversations with Surrogate Solutions founder and Surrogacy Program Director, Gayle Garrett. Gayle has worked with many gestational surrogates and has even served as a surrogate herself. Some of her staff members have been surrogates as many as three of four times. Gayle is a registered nurse with a… Read more »