Egg Donation and Your Health: What You Need to Know

Posted

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 »

Why Women Decide to Become Gestational Surrogates

Posted

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 »

Should You Freeze Your Eggs?

Posted

Technology for harvesting, freezing and storing eggs has advanced in recent years. Is it something you should consider? Are you a good candidate? Freezing your eggs can give you options from extending your reproductive lifespan to protecting your eggs from diseases or treatments. While woman of any age can freeze their eggs, the highest success… Read more »

What is Gestational Surrogacy? And Why Should Your Family Consider It?

Posted

Couples who are unable to become pregnant or sustain a pregnancy to term sometimes find gestational surrogacy to be their best option for creating their own families. What is gestational surrogacy? Let’s start with what it’s not. It’s not the same as traditional surrogacy, in which the surrogate mother both gestates the pregnancy and provides… Read more »

Egg Donation and Sibling Registry: What You Need to Know

Posted

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 »

Making a Difference Through Egg Donation

Posted

Becoming a Gestational Surrogate is a wonderful and selfless way to help Intended Parents create the family of their dreams; however, Surrogacy is not for everyone and it is not the only way to help those wishing for a family of their own! Many healthy women who are unable or uncomfortable committing to a Surrogacy… Read more »

Understanding the Impact Your Egg Donation Could Mean

Posted

Infertility is a heartbreaking challenge faced by many couples every day. Thanks to medical and technological breakthroughs, facing infertility does not mean dreams of having a family cannot come true. For many couples struggling with infertility, the long-awaited first step towards becoming a family begins with finding the right egg donor; and for many women… Read more »

Egg Donation – What Can You Expect Before, During, and After?

Posted

Wondering if you could be an egg donor? Your decision to donate eggs could help to create at least one new family and earn you the lifetime gratitude of an infertile couple. But it’s important to consider what’s right for you when making your decision. Here’s an overview of what to expect, but don’t hesitate… Read more »

Helping Build Families through Your Egg Donation

Posted

If you’ve never struggled with infertility, it’s easy to take your own fertility for granted, but for some couples, the lack of viable eggs prevents them from building their own families. Your willingness to donate eggs could make all the difference for a childless couple. Being an egg donor allows you to help couples to… Read more »

Egg Donor? Understanding How to Use Your 1099

Posted

The legalities regarding whether or not egg donation fees are taxable income have historically been a bit muddy. The standard was that since the donor was not being compensated for the genetic material itself, but rather the pain and suffering necessary to retrieve the eggs, any financial gain should be non-taxable. Recent Rulings That changed… Read more »