Explaining Surrogacy to Family and Friends

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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 »

5 Ways to Ask Your IPs for Help During Your Pregnancy

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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 »

How to Connect With Intended Parents When You’re an Introvert

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As a surrogate, you are probably nervous about meeting intended parents. Starting a relationship and getting to know them over the course of the surrogacy journey can be daunting. When you’re an introvert, it’s even harder. But with a little bit of extra effort and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, you… 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 »

Zika Virus and Gestational Surrogacy

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As the Zika virus continues to spread through the United States, many Intended Parents find themselves facing new concerns in regards to starting or expanding a family safely. Although no treatment or vaccine for the Zika virus currently exists, recent updates from the CDC suggest that women in countries affected by the Zika virus do… Read more »

How to Find a Reputable Surrogacy Agency in Florida

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Although once thought of as solely an option for high-profile couples and celebrities, gestational surrogacy is now a widely regarded solution for many aspiring families. While many Intended Parents have made their dreams of starting their own family come true through gestational surrogacy, it is imperative to work with a reputable surrogacy agency to handle… Read more »

5 Things to Not Do During Your Surrogacy Journey

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Once you have decided to create your family with a surrogate, it’s challenging to know how to proceed. Chances are, you don’t have family or friends who have been through the process and can walk you through it. It’s up to you, the surrogate and your agency to get through it all together. Common Pitfalls… Read more »

Acknowledging the Elephant in the Room

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For many surrogates and intended parents alike, surrogacy is a dream come true. While the excitement, joy, and anticipation of building a family all take precedence during this momentous journey, it is important to acknowledge and discuss the elephant in the room before even beginning your surrogacy path: compensation. Although the reward is invaluable, it… Read more »

Ready to Match with Intended Parents? Make Sure it is a Good Fit

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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 »