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One of the most exciting and essential early milestones in any surrogate’s journey is matching with intended parents. Surrogates and intended parents share a special, emotional, and joyous experience unlike any other over the course of roughly a year. The surrogate-intended parents’ relationship is the key foundation to a successful and happy pregnancy for both… Read more »

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While surrogacy is often a long-awaited answer of hope for many intended parents, it’s no secret that it can also be very expensive. Although most intended parents expect to pay the required surrogacy fee, they do not always anticipate the associated costs, including agency fees, attorneys, medical costs, insurance, IVF procedures, and additional financial support… Read more »

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Although Ed and Anthony’s surrogacy journey led to a joyous ending with a happy and healthy baby girl, no path is without its own unique set of challenges. Being a nontraditional couple, Ed and Anthony experienced unique situations that are not always present for traditional couples.  They needed to find a gestational surrogate as well… Read more »

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For many couples, deciding to be become parents is born out of the love and stability that is built from their family’s relationship. Texas couple, Ed and Anthony experienced this first hand.  After getting married, they found a strong sense of stability from their happy and loving relationship that neither had ever felt before. This… Read more »

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Finding the right reproductive attorney to work with is equally as important as finding the right surrogate. While an attorney does not carry your child, they ensure that the pregnancy will go as smoothly as possible. Your reproductive attorney will look out for both you and your future child by making sure all proper provisions… Read more »

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After carrying a baby through three trimesters and then giving birth, many surrogates find themselves facing a “now what?” feeling. This feeling is especially common among first-time surrogates and is important for both surrogates and IPs to understand when they decide to enter this journey together. Feeling the after-baby blues does not mean the surrogate… Read more »

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Many fertile women who are unable to carry a child to term may choose to freeze their embryos so they will be ready when they find their surrogate. Because it can be challenging to coordinate an intended mother and surrogate on the same cycle, embryo freezing provides a great deal of convenience. Perhaps one of… Read more »

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Just like traditional pregnancies, surrogate pregnancies run the risk of developing gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar or glucose levels that happen for the first time when a woman is pregnant and goes away after the baby is born. Almost all women have some degree of impaired glucose intolerance… Read more »

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Trusting another woman, as well as her family and your agency, with carrying your baby can be stressful. No matter how close you keep contact, you won’t be able to be involved with every step every single day throughout the entire duration of the pregnancy. If this is your first time being IPs, we suggest… Read more »

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Oftentimes, surrogates will wait until they are finished having their own families before making the decision to become a surrogate. Because of this, it is not uncommon for surrogates to begin their surrogacy journey in the later years of child-bearing age. While medical standards consider a woman who becomes pregnant after the age of 35… Read more »