What Are the Qualifications to be a Gestational Surrogate?

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Are you thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate? Intended parents hoping to build families through surrogacy are grateful that you would even consider it. Helping to create families is a noble calling, but there are some qualifications that must be met to ensure that the journey goes smoothly for everyone involved.

How to Write a Birth Plan for Surrogate Pregnancies: Tips for IPs and Surrogates

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Writing a comprehensive birth plan can ensure that the birthing process goes as smoothly as possible. Labor and delivery can be unpredictable and it’s tough to make decisions in the moment, especially because so many people can be involved in a surrogate birth. Committing your plans to paper well in advance of the surrogate’s due… Read more »

Surrogacy and Embryos: The Ins and Outs of Custody

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With recent celebrity news shining a spotlight on the topic of embryo custody, we wanted to take a few moments to discuss options for embryos that are generated during the surrogacy process. Embryos that are not implanted initially are frozen and stored until they are needed.

What are the Legal Concerns of Surrogacy?

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Intended parents or gestational surrogates may be so excited about finding the right match and creating a new family that they don’t think about potential legal issues. But there are legal factors that must be taken into consideration to ensure that all parties are protected. What Legal Factors Must Be Considered?

Talking to Children About Gestational Surrogacy

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Gestational surrogacy can be a challenge for many adults to understand. Explaining it to children can be even trickier. But children who are surprisingly observant have many questions. And you need to prepare them for the questions and criticisms they may hear outside your home as well. What you share with your children depends on… Read more »

Coping with the Stress of Gestational Surrogacy

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Gestational surrogacy can be stressful for both the surrogate and the IPs. For the surrogate, she must balance her desire to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy with the challenges of managing her daily life and relationship with her intended parent partners. For IPs, surrogacy can just be one more step in a long road… Read more »

Is a Doula Right for You and Your IPs?

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Are you considering having a doula attend your labor and delivery? Do you and your IPs know everything a certified, experienced doula can offer gestational surrogates and new parents? Here are just a few of the services a doula can offer: What Can You Expect From a Doula? A doula can serve as your birthing… Read more »

Should You Become a Gestational Surrogate?

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Thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate? Here’s why it may (or may not) be a great idea for you. Surrogacy can be very rewarding but comes with a great deal of personal sacrifice. Read these tips to decide if it’s the right choice for you. Guidelines You can read the entire list of Surrogate Solutions’… Read more »

How to Pick a Gestational Surrogacy Agency

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The decision to become a gestational surrogate is a stressful one. Make it a little easier by working with an agency you can trust. Taking a little time to perform some due diligence can ensure that you choose an agency that will look out for your best interests so that you can relax and enjoy… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy: How to Make it a Good Experience for IPs and Surrogates

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Your surrogacy journey is a rewarding, but emotional time. Keeping in mind a few best practices can ensure that it is a wonderful experience for everyone involved from first contact to the birth of a healthy baby and beyond. Here are a few points to remember: Choose the right agency. Whether you are an intended… Read more »