Congrats – You’re Having Multiples! (Don’t Panic)

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There are endless books, blogs and videos for expectant parents that talk about what to expect when one new baby arrives. But what happens when you find out your gestational surrogate is carrying twins, triplets or more? Multiples are not uncommon in surrogacy, and it’s natural to freak out when you hear the news. But… Read more »

The Quick-Read Guide to Surrogacy Terms and Abbreviations

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When you first begin to investigate surrogacy, you may be overwhelmed by the number of terms and abbreviations you might have never heard before. Whether you’re considering creating your family through surrogacy or thinking about becoming a surrogate yourself, there’s a lot to learn. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common terms:… Read more »

Surrogacy in Washington: What Intended Parents Need to Know

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If you are intended parents in Washington State, you have recently heard the good news. The Uniform Parentage Act was recently passed. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. This legislation makes Gestational Surrogacy legal statewide. “Altruistic surrogacy” was already permitted in Washington, but surrogates could not be compensated as they are in other… Read more »

Surrogacy in Washington State: How the New Law Impacts You

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Good news for potential gestational surrogates in Washington state and those who would like to work with a surrogate from Washington to create their families. Washington passed the Uniform Parentage Act, signing it into law in March. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. The new state law gives individuals who are struggling with… Read more »

Baby Born Through Surrogacy: Advice for New Moms

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When you first hold your new baby, you will experience a rush of emotions. You probably expect to feel love, warmth and joy, but you may be surprised you also feel afraid or overwhelmed. If you think you would be less nervous if you had carried the baby yourself, that is not the case. All… Read more »

Should You Be a Surrogate for a Family Member? The Pros and Cons

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Surrogacy is both rewarding and emotional for everyone involved – even more so when the surrogate is a family member. For many families, a family member acting as a surrogate can complicate relationships and your surrogacy journey. There are both good and bad factors to consider about being a surrogate for a family member. The… Read more »

Tips for New Dads: How to Bond With Your Baby Born Through Surrogacy

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You’re finally going to reach your goal of being a dad. You and your partner have suffered together through infertility or other obstacles to creating a family, but the day is here at last. Stuff’s about to get real. Soon you will have that tiny baby in your arms. Your first thought may be, “Now… Read more »

Having Children Through Surrogacy: Information for Parents

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Gayle Garrett has a lot of insights to share. As founder and Surrogacy Program Director of Surrogate Solutions, she understands the perspectives of both gestational surrogates and intended parents. Here she discusses a few things parents need to know that they might not consider. Research thoroughly Read reviews of agencies and clinics online and ask… 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 »