What are the Top Mistakes Women Make as a First-Time Surrogate?

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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 »

6 Uncomfortable Questions You Should Expect to Answer When Applying to Become a Surrogate

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Remember how nervous you were during your first pregnancy? How many questions you had and how many unknowns there were? Imagine having all those feelings of uncertainty and knowing you’re putting the pregnancy and birth of your baby in the hands of someone else. So, you can just imagine what it must be like for… Read more »

Unexpected Ways Surrogacy Will Change Your Life

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No one knows better than the founder and Surrogacy Program Director of Surrogate Solutions, Gayle Garrett, the many ways surrogacy can change the lives of both gestational surrogates and intended parents. Today we are talking with Gayle about some of the surprises surrogacy can bring and the impact it can have on everyone it touches…. Read more »

Common Finance and Tax FAQs About Surrogacy

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We recently spoke to Gayle East-Garrett, founder and CEO of Surrogate Solutions about concerns common to gestational surrogates and intended parents. Topics that come up frequently, according to Gayle, are finance and tax issues and associated costs in general. Gestational Surrogates “Let me begin by saying that there is never a cost to the gestational… Read more »

Before Deciding to Be a Surrogate, You Need to Ask Yourself THESE Questions

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This month, we’re speaking to founder and Surrogacy Program Director of Surrogate Solutions, Gayle Garrett. Gayle is not only experienced in bringing surrogates together with couples and individuals hoping to build a family of their own, she is also the mother of two and has served as a surrogate herself. Gayle is a registered nurse… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Screening: What You Need to Know

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may wonder what to expect. Of course, you understand there will be a screening process, but what will they ask? What tests will they perform? Here’s an overview of the process a typical surrogate will undergo. First, you will be asked some broad questions about your health,… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Compensation and Taxes

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As a surrogate, your compensation is not considered a salary or fee for services. The purpose is to balance the scales for the discomfort and expense you experience during your surrogacy journey. It’s important to track all your expenses and the compensation you receive carefully, for tax purposes and so you know you’re being compensated… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Stats in the United States

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Gestational Surrogacy is on the rise in the U.S. for a variety of reasons. It’s become more widely accepted nationwide. There is a greater understanding of what is involved. Medical technology has improved, offering surrogacy as an option to greater numbers of couples and individuals wishing to have families. Here are a few recent statistics… Read more »

Should You Be a Gestational Surrogate for a Family Member?

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When you watch a family member struggle with infertility, you may wonder how you can help. If you’ve had successful pregnancies of your own, you might consider offering to be a surrogate. Is that a good idea or something to be avoided? Surrogacy brings complicated emotions. Think hard about the implications, commitment and the impact… Read more »

Great Podcasts for Surrogates

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Whether you want something interesting to listen to on your morning walk or when you put your feet up at the end of a long day, podcasts can be entertaining and informative. Here are some favorites we’ve gathered that cover the pregnancy experience, surrogacy and even some tips that can help you in parenting your… Read more »