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Advocates for Surrogacy’s blog is a place where we present longer articles about a variety of topics including egg donation, the process current news items, and resources. We provide useful information on the matching process. We provide updates on legal issues related to surrogacy. We provide analysis of recent trends and news items. We provide commentary and opinion on issues that we believe are important. We strive to keep you informed of the latest news and trends. Assisted Reproductive Technology is continually changing throughout the world. We do our best to keep you informed.
Gay Parenting: Numbers reflect need for community support
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law reviewed findings from four recent large, national, population-based surveys to derive estimates of the size of the LGBT community and same-sex married and unmarried couple families. Findings included that same-sex couples were raising an estimated 200,000 children under the age of 18, of whom 30,000 are being …Continue Reading
Surrogacy: Lessons Learned from Texas Case Gone Awry
The recent case of Joe Riggs and Jason Hanna, a married couple from Washington, D.C., who had twins using a gestational surrogate in Texas is a case that serves as an important reminder about how important it is to understand fully the legal process in a particular state and how important it is that the …Continue Reading
Same Sex Couples and Surrogacy: Is Your Name on the Birth Certificate Enough to Prove Parentage?
Same sex couples engaging in surrogacy to build their family need to understand a very important issue about this process. There is a common misconception that if your name appears on a birth certificate, this is enough to establish parentage rights. It is important to understand that having one’s name appear on a child’s birth certificate is …Continue Reading
Cost of Surrogacy: Navigating Medical Costs
The medical costs involved in a surrogacy arrangement including screening of surrogate candidates, egg donors, intended parents, IVF costs, frozen transfer costs, prenatal care and delivery can be overwhelming. First, there is the medical terminology and the medical process that one has to grasp: oocytes, embryos, ovarian stimulation, implantation, synchronization, IVF, ICSI, assisted hatching …Continue Reading
Gay Surrogacy Financial Support
Men Having Babies offers networking, support groups, seminars throughout the world and a great deal of needed resources for gay men seeking to become parents through surrogacy. Most recently they have added a financial assistance program to their cache of support services. The surrogacy journey is costly and this type of program is much needed. For more …Continue Reading
U.S. Statistics on the Use of ART Procedures – Doubles in Last Decade
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects statistics from fertility clinics on procedures using Assisted Reproductive Technologies in an effort to gain statistics on the safety and effectiveness of the procedures. The CDC estimates the use of ART has doubled over the past 10 years with gestational surrogates being involved in one percent …Continue Reading
Surrogacy Using Donated Embryos?
Many of those seeking to build their families through assisted reproduction using a surrogate or who are trying to decide between adoption and assisted reproduction using a surrogate are not aware of the option of using donated embryos and the significant overall savings in the cost of surrogacy that such and arrangement can provide. Many …Continue Reading
Discussing Surrogacy with Your Children, Your Family, Your Friends and Yourself
An article appeared today in boston.com, “Moms’” section: Explaining Your Surrogacy to Your Children. The article gives surrogate moms good advice about how to explain to your young children why the baby bump is not going to become a new brother or sister. But, I think the article is a reminder of how many people …Continue Reading
The Role of a Surrogacy Agency
If you are deciding whether to work with a surrogacy agency, here is what you need to know: a surrogacy agency must do much more than find a surrogate for you. A surrogacy agency must take time to carefully understand your needs, your budget, and the characteristics of your ideal surrogate candidate. Depending on your …Continue Reading
Are Indian surrogacy programs exploiting impoverished women? – CBS News
In a recent CBS News report on surrogacy in India, the question of whether Indian women are being exploited is at issue. In an effort to save money on the high cost of surrogacy, many couples and individuals from around the world are choosing India for their surrogacy arrangments. There are strong proponents and opponents …Continue Reading