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.
The Click: Why is the matching process so important in a surrogacy match for both Intended Parents and Surrogates?
This post is about THE CLICK that should happen between Intended Parents and Surrogates. Of course, a surrogate must meet basic qualifications for becoming a surrogate but there is much more to a great match. We have a team of professionals that evaluate the match including our agency, the fertility clinic, and the mental …Continue Reading
Learn More About the Surrogate Mother Requirements
For a woman who is considering whether to become a surrogate, there are many considerations to understand. First, a woman must meet the basic requirements for becoming a surrogate. Secondly, a woman must understand the commitment and expectations that being a surrogate requires. The following are some additional considerations besides meeting the basic …Continue Reading
Infertility Awareness Week – April 24-April 30
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples and affects both men and women. Infertility is defined as a medical condition which is diagnosed after six months of unprotected sexual intercourse for a woman under 35 years of age and one year for a woman 35 and older. Invisible Loss and Silent Grief When we consider the …Continue Reading
The team at Advocates for Surrogacy is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 and the recommendations being given by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). ASRM is providing guidance to fertility clinics beginning to open and in recognition that infertility is a serious disease and so continuing to offer medical services to those facing …Continue Reading
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