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There is a lot of planning and research that goes into gestational surrogacy. Many thoughts about surrogacy revolve around emotions and relationships such as the heartbreak of infertility and the importance of trust and a connection between the surrogate, the agency, and the intended parents. But one of the most essential factors to understand is… Read more »

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As a surrogate, you are probably nervous about meeting intended parents. Starting a relationship and getting to know them over the course of the surrogacy journey can be daunting. When you’re an introvert, it’s even harder. But with a little bit of extra effort and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, you… Read more »

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If you have made the decision to work with a surrogacy agency to create your family, or are still in the exploratory stages, you may wonder how to go about finding the right surrogate. You want someone who is physically and mentally healthy, and ideally, it will be someone you like. After all, this is… Read more »

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Being a gestational surrogate or working with one can be stressful and emotional. You have all the stresses of a typical pregnancy, plus the relationship between the surrogates and intended parents. As you know, it’s best for all involved (including the baby!) if you can keep your stress level to a minimum. That’s what makes… Read more »

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may have some questions. You’re probably worried about the impact on your family and your health, but you may also have some legal concerns. Here are a few legal questions surrogates commonly ask. Do you know whether gestational surrogacy is legal where you live? As long as… Read more »

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If you have made the decision to work with a surrogacy agency to create your family, or are still in the exploratory stages, you may wonder how exactly you go about finding the right surrogate. You want someone who is physically and mentally healthy, and ideally it will be someone you like. After all, this… Read more »

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Anyone who has experienced a failed pregnancy understands the sadness and sense of loss you feel. For a surrogate, those feelings are compounded by the guilt you may feel for disappointing your intended parents. It’s important not to blame yourself. There are so many things that can go wrong in transfer and early pregnancy. The… Read more »

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If you decide to create your family through surrogacy or IVF, you may be able to use your own eggs; however, it is more common to use donor eggs. You may be unable to use your own because of injury or illness, such as cancer and subsequent chemotherapy. You may be menopausal or have undergone… Read more »

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The reasons women choose to become surrogates are as varied as the women themselves and the families they help to create. Each surrogate has children of her own. They love their children and feel deep empathy for couples who are unable to conceive on their own. Specific reasons surrogates have shared include: They have experienced… Read more »

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Hi! We are John and Stacie. Here is our surrogate story. John and I both had been married before. He did not have any children, I had 3, a girl and twin boys. Unfortunately after my twins were born I had to have a hysterectomy, so having children the natural way was never an option… Read more »