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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.
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
LGBT Parents: 2010 Census
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
Congratulations to Valdis and Eyglo on the birth today of their son, Mikal! Congratulations to David and John – it’s a Boy!
Hidden Cost Factors in Surrogacy Arrangements
While base compensation for a surrogate is typically the main cost factor when considering matching with a particular surrogate, there are hidden cost factors in surrogacy arrangements that can drive up costs significantly and which are often overlooked by Intended Parents or not fully discussed by agencies or attorneys with Intended Parents, as follows: 1. …Continue Reading
Family Act of 2011
Infertility affects more than 10% of America’s population with 1 in 8 Americans suffering from the disease of infertility. Not everyone understands that infertility is a disease with potentially devastating emotional, financial and physical repurcussions.
In May of 2011, the Family Act of 2011 was introduced into Congress. Tha Act creates a tax credit for out of pocket expenses associated with infertility treatment.
April 25th is Advocacy Day and Resolve, the National Infertility Association is sponsoring this event in Washington, D.C. in an effort to garner Congressional support and sponsorship of the bill. For more information about how you can get involved, visit www.resolve.org.
International Surrogacy Close to Home
Costs of surrogacy in the United States are just too high for many considering their options for building a family. India has been an alternative offering great cost savings. The downside? India is very far away and the costs and inconvenience of travel time can be daunting to say the least. Luckily, there are alternatives …Continue Reading
Advocates for Surrogacy First Agency to Complete Process through U.S. Embassy in Guatemala
Advocates for Surrogacy was the first agency to complete a surrogacy in Guatemala and file the the case before the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City to obtain a U.S. passport for the twins born through our surrogacy program. It’s never easy to be the first to do anything but we believed that implementing the highest …Continue Reading
Unused Embryos – What to Do?
One of the many decisions that Intended Parents will make during the fertility process and during the surrogacy process will surround what to do with unused embryos. Their options include: a) destroy them: b) donate them for stem cell research; c) donate them to another family; d) keep them frozen. By choosing to keep them …Continue Reading
Resolve’s Advocacy Day for High Cost of Infertility Treatments
Are you angry about the high costs associated with infertility treatments and adoption? Do you want to feel a sense of control while you’re dealing with infertility? Do you want more understanding from your elected officials about the disease of infertility? Stand up and be heard.
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