The Organized Surrogate: 6 Tips for Streamlining Your Medical Care

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Keeping medical records organized and up to date can seem like a chore for anyone – add in the unique characteristics of surrogacy and you have yourself quite a challenge. Although it may seem daunting, making sure your surrogacy records are neatly organized in one centralized location is extremely important to easily print and share… Read more »

Taxes and Gestational Surrogacy: A First-Timer’s Guide

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If you are considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may have questions about how to handle your taxes. Most expenses associated with surrogacy are incurred by the intended parents, so you probably won’t have many deductions. The major question to ask is whether or not the compensation you received as a surrogate is taxable income…. Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy – What Are the Risks?

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Gestational surrogacy brings risks, many of them the same ones associated with any pregnancy, but a few unique to surrogacy. Knowing what to expect can help you to prepare and possibly avoid some of these risks. They can be physical, emotional or economic. We’ll explore risks before, during, and after the surrogacy.

Gestational Surrogacy FAQ: Can I Be a Surrogate More Than Once?

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Have you been a gestational surrogate before and are considering trying again? Or are you exploring surrogacy options and wondering how many surrogate pregnancies you could potentially have? If you are healthy, have at least one child of your own and meet certain parameters, you may be a candidate. Some families prefer to work with… Read more »

Tips for Juggling Being a Gestational Surrogate and Having a Full-time Job

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A surrogate pregnancy is both like and unlike any other pregnancy. What do you need to consider as it relates to your full time job? Surrogacy agreements normally compensate you for the expenses and inconvenience of carrying the pregnancy to term, so being a surrogate is no substitute for full-time work. Unless you have a… Read more »

Surrogacy FAQ: What Is the Difference Between Traditional and Gestational Surrogacy?

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When you first explore surrogacy as an option to create your family, you’ll soon find yourself in a world of completely unfamiliar terms and acronyms. One of the first things you’ll need to learn as an intended parent (IP) or surrogate is the difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy. This distinction is important, both legally… Read more »

Post-Partum Relations: Staying in Touch after Surrogacy

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Every relationship between surrogates, IPs and gestational children is unique. It’s up to the parties involved to decide what is right for them. Some may prefer to maintain a business/cordial relationship during the pregnancy with little to no contact once the baby is born. Others may become lifelong friends. Talk to your IPs and your… Read more »

Understanding Gestational Surrogacy: A Guide for Families

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When you consider surrogacy, there is a lot to learn – for you and your family. Here is a short guide on everything you need to know and some links where you can explore the topic further. It all begins with the Intended Parents (IP) and Gestational Surrogates. Most of the surrogates we work with… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Gestational Surrogacy in Texas

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Are you thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate or working with a surrogacy agency to create your family in Texas? You’ve come to the right state. Texas is friendlier to gestational surrogates and intended parents than many states are. It’s not just the lower cost of living and lack of income tax that makes Texas… Read more »

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.