Common Legal Concerns About Being a Gestational Surrogate

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If you’re considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you may have some questions. You’re probably worried about the impact on your family and your health, but you may also have some legal concerns. Here are a few legal questions surrogates commonly ask. Do you know whether gestational surrogacy is legal where you live? As long as… Read more »

Grieving as a Surrogate: Dealing With Failed Transfers and Miscarriage

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Anyone who has experienced a failed pregnancy understands the sadness and sense of loss you feel. For a surrogate, those feelings are compounded by the guilt you may feel for disappointing your intended parents. It’s important not to blame yourself. There are so many things that can go wrong in transfer and early pregnancy. The… Read more »

Why Do Women Become Surrogates?

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The reasons women choose to become surrogates are as varied as the women themselves and the families they help to create. Each surrogate has children of her own. They love their children and feel deep empathy for couples who are unable to conceive on their own. Specific reasons surrogates have shared include: They have experienced… Read more »

Requirements to Become a Gestational Carrier in Oklahoma

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Making the decision to become a Gestational Surrogate means you are giving the gift of a child to a couple who otherwise may never know the joy of becoming parents. With infertility statistics in the United States on the rise, caring and compassionate women are needed more than ever to help others achieve their dream… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Books to Add to Your Library

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For many parents-to-be, reading is an important part of nesting. This sentiment rings even louder for many Intended Parents considering Gestational Surrogacy as the answer to creating the family of their dreams. If you are looking to add some of the most helpful and informational books on Gestational Surrogacy to your personal library, begin by… Read more »

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

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Pregnancy is a very special time for many women. Even after one’s family is complete, it is not uncommon for some women to express how much they enjoyed being pregnant in the past and even miss it. For women who have had healthy, enjoyable pregnancies, yet recognize they are finished having children of their own,… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy in Oklahoma: 5 Signs of a Great Agency

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For Intended Parents and Surrogates alike, one common requirement is necessary before beginning the journey of surrogacy: locating and working with a great, reputable surrogacy agency. While many couples and individuals come to the conclusion that surrogacy is the right solution for them, the medical, legal and matching details can be overwhelming or slip through… Read more »

Gestational Surrogacy and Filing Your Taxes

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As the post-holiday excitement comes to a close and we steady our footing in the new year, many of us begin to look towards the next yearly milestone: tax season! While filing taxes is typically a standard annual routine, this is not the case for everyone, especially following a year with a major life change… Read more »

What Are Surrogacy Agreements and How Are They Used in Surrogacy?

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As a gestational surrogate or intended parent, one of the first issues that will be discussed is surrogacy agreements. These agreements are put into place to protect the interests of the gestational carrier and the intended parents throughout the surrogacy process and afterward. The difficulty is that laws vary from state to state, so there… Read more »

IVF Cycling: Advice for Gestational Carriers

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As a gestational carrier, there are many factors to consider to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for your surrogacy journey. You and the intended parents will work with a physician to keep you healthy and on track throughout. You will typically begin in a physician’s office where your reproductive health will be assessed. Assuming… Read more »