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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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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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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...

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A Surrogacy Story From Anja

Anja Morehouse, 30, runs Kuro Surrogacy & Beyond agency, three-time egg donor, Omaha, Nebraska I have a shirt that says, “I got another woman pregnant. Ask me how,” and on my car it says “Vehicle owned by a proud egg donor.” I have two sets of surrogate twins and an anonymous child—or children—out there. (I’ve...

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A Surrogacy Story from Stacie

Stacie Lykins, 37, former police officer and owner of Prodigy Ovum Donations, two-time surrogate, Tavares, Florida I was a surrogate who experienced the “just a number” treatment from clinical staff and others associated with assisted reproduction, so I started Prodigy Ovum Donations to provide personalized and ethical services for those in need of third-party reproduction....

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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...