Navigating the World of Multiples in Surrogacy

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While today’s IVF procedures typically take a more conservative approach when deciding the number of embryos to be implanted, it’s still possible for a surrogate to carry as many as two or three babies. This can occur because more embryos thrive than anticipated or because the intended parents choose to have multiples. As a surrogate,… Read more »

Is it Better to Work With a Local Surrogacy Agency? Or One With Larger Reach?

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If you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate, there are a lot of things to consider. You’ll have plenty of questions and need advice and support. Your best resource for both is your surrogacy agency. But you may wonder, does it matter if you use a local agency or a national one with a wide reach?… 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 »

What are the Top Mistakes Women Make as a First-Time Surrogate?

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This month, we’re continuing our series of conversations with Surrogate Solutions founder and Surrogacy Program Director, Gayle Garrett. Gayle has worked with many gestational surrogates and has even served as a surrogate herself. Some of her staff members have been surrogates as many as three of four times. Gayle is a registered nurse with a… Read more »

6 Uncomfortable Questions You Should Expect to Answer When Applying to Become a Surrogate

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Remember how nervous you were during your first pregnancy? How many questions you had and how many unknowns there were? Imagine having all those feelings of uncertainty and knowing you’re putting the pregnancy and birth of your baby in the hands of someone else. So, you can just imagine what it must be like for… 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 »

Before Deciding to Be a Surrogate, You Need to Ask Yourself THESE Questions

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This month, we’re speaking to founder and Surrogacy Program Director of Surrogate Solutions, Gayle Garrett. Gayle is not only experienced in bringing surrogates together with couples and individuals hoping to build a family of their own, she is also the mother of two and has served as a surrogate herself. Gayle is a registered nurse… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Screening: What You Need to Know

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may wonder what to expect. Of course, you understand there will be a screening process, but what will they ask? What tests will they perform? Here’s an overview of the process a typical surrogate will undergo. First, you will be asked some broad questions about your health,… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Compensation and Taxes

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As a surrogate, your compensation is not considered a salary or fee for services. The purpose is to balance the scales for the discomfort and expense you experience during your surrogacy journey. It’s important to track all your expenses and the compensation you receive carefully, for tax purposes and so you know you’re being compensated… Read more »