Category: Gestational Surrogacy

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Generous Donations: Egg Donors and Surrogates

By Laurie McLaughlin When a couple is having trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy, sometimes a “third party” is enlisted to help. These women—egg donors and surrogates—are giving one of the greatest gifts of all. Find out why they do it.   The phrase “third-party reproduction” sounds so impersonal. But the egg donors and surrogates...

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What to Look for In a Potential Surrogate Mother

What are the attributes to look for in a good surrogate?   By Sandra Lippard The relationship between Intended Parents, IP’s, and a Surrogate has the potential to be very stressful, and if the match of the IP’s and the Surrogate is not good, there is the potential for a very antagonistic relationship with the...

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Why An Infertile Mother Turned to Traditional Surrogacy

This story written and submitted by Debbe from AllAboutSurrogacy.com PCOS and Infertility Due to PCOS, I’ve always known it would be difficult for me to have kids. For a long time, my husband and I didn’t want kids. Then, in December 2002 we thought I had gotten pregnant. Turns out we were probably right, but...

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Stories From Surrogate Mothers: Part 5

“Giving something is as important as receiving something.” – Natasha Skinner, 37, Annapolis, Maryland, married, 14-year-old son and 11-, 8-, 5- and 2-year-old daughters I was a surrogate for my sister-in-law, my husband’s brother’s wife. She has cystic fibrosis so she could not carry a child, but they could genetically create a healthy baby with...

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Stories From Surrogate Mothers: Part 4

Surrogate Mothers share their stories Would you carry a stranger’s baby? How about your sister’s? Over the last few years, surrogacy has entered our pop culture zeitgeist, with stars like Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker using surrogates to complete their families. But surrogacy remains one of the least talked about tools in the fight...

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Stories From Surrogate Mothers: Part 3

Would you carry a stranger’s baby? How about your sister’s? Over the last few years, surrogacy has entered our pop culture zeitgeist, with stars like Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker using surrogates to complete their families. But surrogacy remains one of the least talked about tools in the fight against infertility. Why do surrogates...

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Stories From Surrogate Mothers: Part 2

Would you carry a stranger’s baby? How about your sister’s? Over the last few years, surrogacy has entered our pop culture zeitgeist, with stars like Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker using surrogate mothers to complete their families. But surrogacy remains one of the least talked about tools in the fight against infertility. Why do...

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Stories From Surrogate Mothers: Part 1

Stories from Surrogate Mothers Would you carry a stranger’s baby? How about your sister’s? Over the last few years, surrogacy has entered our pop culture zeitgeist, with stars like Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker using surrogate mothers to complete their families. But surrogacy remains one of the least talked about tools in the fight...

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Gestational Surrogate – Is It For Me

For couples who are unable to conceive a child, there are a variety of options available to them. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for couples to exhaust all financial resources when pursuing fertility treatments. Many families may not be able to pursue adoption for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, childless couples have another option: gestational...