Category: Gestational Surrogate

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Learn the Details of Becoming a Surrogate Mother

What is Surrogacy? There are a few assisted reproduction techniques, such as In Vitro Fertilization, egg freezing and surrogacy. Out of these techniques, surrogacy is the most unique. This process is very personal to both the surrogate and the intended parents. The process produces many emotions as it involves bringing different people together to bring...

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A Surrogacy Story From Mary

The name Mary F. Magness sounds like the name of a saint but she isn’t—not in the typical fashion. She does have saint-like qualities in that she offers the gift of parenthood to couples who are unable to conceive. Mary is a 31-year-old surrogate mother who lives in Santa Clarita, Calif., just north of Los...

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Surrogacy – A Single Man Chooses Fatherhood Via Surrogacy

Louis DeFilippi and his daughter Anna enjoy Lincoln Center in New York. He decided to have a child with the help of surrogacy when he was in his late 50s. Louis DeFilippi does not care much about labels like “single dad.” If DeFilippi is a symbol of anything, it is simply that of independent thinking....

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Intended Parents Surrogacy

A Message From Wendy: “Intended Parents Hiring Two Surrogates” What may be expected when IPs hire two surrogates? A new trend on the rise seems to be IPs hiring two GCs at a time.  The reason for this is that some IPs know that they want a larger family but do not want the risk of a woman...

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Important Information About Surrogacy

What is Surrogacy? Surrogacy, also known as gestational care, is a family building option for those who want a child with genetic ties and have not had success with other “first-line” assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments. Surrogacy, in which a woman carries and gives birth to another woman’s baby, has a long history, dating back...

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A Surrogacy Story: Making History for Same-Sex Couples (Part 2)

 Making History For Same-Sex Couples: Jennifer Menges, 33   Click Here To Read Part 1 of Jennifer’s Surrogacy Story At 39 weeks, they all showed up at the hospital for her c-section. “One of the fathers was totally freaked out and didn’t want to see blood, I think, hoping he could just look through a...

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Jennifer and Sarah’s Surrogacy Story (Part 2)

Click Here to Read Part One of Jennifer and Sarah’s Surrogacy Story   After getting the go-ahead from the therapists and a clean bill of health from the doctors, they did embryo transfers and Jennifer got pregnant with twin girls. “I had already carried my own twins, so I knew the challenges [of being pregnant...

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Jennifer and Sarah’s Surrogacy Story (Part 1)

A Friend’s Gift: Jennifer Marett, 42   After struggling with her own infertility issues, Jennifer Marett understood the emotional pain of trying desperately to have a child, only to be disappointed again and again. She and her then-husband, Eric, ended up conceiving through IVF — and her boy-girl twins were five years old when her...

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A Surrogacy Story from Christine (Part 1)

A Lifelong Bond: Christine Rush, 28   When Christine Rush was still in high school, she went to visit a friend in the hospital, who had just given birth to a baby. Only, this baby wasn’t hers — she had been a gestational surrogate for a Japanese family. “I just found the whole thing so...

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Considering a Surrogate

Egg Donors and Surrogates compensation Considering a Surrogate A gestational carrier is a woman you expect to provide an optimal environment – internally and externally – for the nine months your baby is in utero. She is someone who has no biological ties to the fetus and is unselfishly giving her body over to you and your...