Advocates 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.
What Can a Surrogate Expect from her Journey?
Becoming a surrogate is one of life’s biggest decisions and will take commitment and dedication. No two journeys are the same. You will have hopes and dreams for your journey and you will also begin your journey with many questions and perhaps some anxiety. As you begin your journey, you will need to do some …Continue Reading
Most Frequent Questions from Women Considering to Become a Surrogate
There are a few frequent questions that we get asked by almost all surrogate candidates: What if the Intended Parents change their minds once I’m pregnant? What is something happens to the Intended Parents and I’m pregnant? What about insurance? I’m not insured. Surrogates are excited about the prospect of helping someone who can’t have …Continue Reading
Termination Clauses in Surrogacy Agreements
An article appeared in the Huffington Post from the perspective of a couple one of whom was a traditional surrogate for another couple. The article centers on the issue of termination clauses in surrogacy agreements. The article unfortunately and the opinion of this couple is fraught with misconceptions about termination clauses and in my opinion, …Continue Reading
Gay Parenting Rights and the Supreme Court
In a landmark decision in 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This decision represented a great victory for gay rights. …Continue Reading
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