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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.
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
Surrogacy?! Why Don’t They Just Adopt?
I was recently at a dinner party and another guest asked me what I do for a living. When I responded that I do adoption and surrogacy, her response was: ”I don’t agree with surrogacy! Why don’t they just adopt? There are so many children who need homes!” As someone who has been helping build …Continue Reading
2010 Census on Same Sex Couples Raising Children
According to the recent research brief published by Gary Snyder on February 12, 2013 published by the Williams Institute: “Parenting of biological, adopted, and step children among same-sex couples raising children, Census 2010 estimates show that more than 111,000 same-sex couples (17%) are raising nearly 170,000 biological, step, or adopted children. Among female couples, nearly …Continue Reading
Men Having Babies – The Biology Question
One question that gay couples often ask is about their biological parenting options. There are several options available: Perhaps the most straightforward option is having one partner/spouse become the sperm donor for the first pregnancy and the other partner/spouse becoming the parent for the second. When using an egg donor, assuming that she produces enough healthy eggs, some eggs …Continue Reading