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surrogacy blogAdvocates for Surrogacy is a full service agency.  We provide thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate support to Intended Parents and surrogates.  Part of our role is to stay current on trends and news and to share this information with the surrogacy community and our surrogacy blog is an important tool in how we do that.

Our Surrogacy Blog is a place where we present compelling news, opinion and analysis about a variety of topics involving surrogacy and egg donation, making it an invaluable source to Intended Parents, Surrogates and professionals working in the Assisted Reproductive Technology community.     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.

Choosing a Fertility Clinic for Surrogacy

When choosing a fertility clinic for surrogacy arrangements, or even for fertility services for treatment for IVF and other procedures, there are a number of factors Intended Parents should consider when making their decision.  The choices and issues may seem overwhelming at first but a full service surrogacy agency will help Intended Parents navigate these   …Continue Reading

Five Questions to Ask a Surrogacy Agency After You Have Asked the Basics

When choosing a surrogacy agency, you will find many lists with important basic questions to ask agencies which you are considering for your surrogacy journey. These lists will include questions such as: How long have you been in business? How many surrogacy arrangements have you completed? Have you been sued? These questions should remain on   …Continue Reading

Become a Surrogate Mother: To Be or Not to Be

Congratulations for Considering to Become a Surrogate Mother It’s amazing you are thinking about it. It takes a pretty special woman who will consider the prospect of carrying a baby for someone unable to do so. Actually, it takes a lot of courage and it takes a lot of heart. So, again, congratulations for getting   …Continue Reading

From Infertility to Adoption or Surrogacy: Making the Transition

Infertility can strike in many ways. It might be a known result of a medical issue in the past. It might not. It might be that you are going through life and everything is going well – got the degree, good job, career humming along, found the person you want to share the journey with,   …Continue Reading

Surrogacy Hospital Plan

One important step in the surrogacy process is planning for the birth and delivery also referred to as the surrogacy hospital plan. Often, Intended Parents will arrange to go with their Surrogate to the hospital for a tour. Taking a tour of the hospital where the delivery is planned can take place at any time   …Continue Reading

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

What Gay Parents Need to Know about Birth Certificates

Establishing parentage for gay parents in surrogacy arrangements is not necessarily accomplished by being named on the birth certificate. 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 evidence   …Continue Reading

Medical Costs of Surrogacy

Medical costs of surrogacy are often the lion’s share of overall costs of the surrogacy arrangement.   Expense categories include: Fertility Clinic Costs for Surrogacy Medical Screening of surrogate candidates; Medical Screening of egg donors (if needed); Medical Screening of Intended Parents; In vitro Fertilization (IVF); Frozen Embryo Transfer frozen transfer costs; Surrogacy Insurance Medical   …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