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As an intended parent, you’ve spent years trying to get pregnant and have a baby. But now that the time is here, and your baby will soon be joining your family, you may not know what to expect. Don’t worry. Whether families birth children themselves, adopt, or create families through gestational surrogacy, they share many… Read more »

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When you’re ready to become a gestational surrogate, there is probably nothing more important than your selection of intended parents. When you meet with them, you’ll probably have a list of questions to ensure you are on the same page. Here are three things you may not have thought of. Clear boundaries Every surrogate/intended parent… Read more »

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Your friends and family are probably aware of your struggle to have children. Perhaps you are working through fertility issues or need help creating a family because you are single or in a same sex relationship. Those who have never encountered these kinds of issues in having a family may not even be aware that… Read more »

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Depending on your relationship with your intended parents, you may wonder if it’s okay to ask them for help during your pregnancy. After all, they are already paying for a lot of expenses that go into a surrogate pregnancy. But, chances are that helping you out will increase their involvement in the pregnancy and help… Read more »

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If you’re building your family through surrogacy, you may want or need to use an egg donor. Many people need to use egg donors.  These include women who do not have viable eggs or who are concerned about passing on diseases or conditions that may be hereditary. Same sex couples and single men will also… Read more »

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The relationship between intended parents and gestational surrogates often grows close over the course of the surrogacy journey. To show appreciation, the intended parents and surrogate may want to buy gifts for each other.  Whether it’s to mark milestones throughout the journey or celebrate a special occasion, thoughtful gifts can be positive for both the… Read more »

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If you’ve ever considered becoming a gestational surrogate, you may wonder what to expect and how you can prepare yourself and your loved ones. You’re smart to take a thoughtful approach to such an important decision. It can affect many people for years to come. Here’s what you need to know to get started. Make… Read more »

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Your surrogacy agency will match you with an individual or couple they feel would be a good mutual fit, but it’s up to you to decide if the match feels right to you. One of the best ways to find out if you and the intended parent(s) are the right match is to ask plenty… Read more »

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For any woman, a miscarriage can be a heart-wrenching experience, but for a gestational surrogate, there is the added worry she has let down the intended parents and the surrogacy agency. It’s important, however, not to blame yourself. Miscarriage is one of those things you simply can’t control and happens to almost every woman. Here… Read more »

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Gestational surrogacy is growing more common each year, but persistent myths continue to swirl around the practice. Here are a few questions you may have heard, along with some answers that will help you separate the fact from the fiction. Do they use my egg? No, the egg will come from the intended mother or… Read more »