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From Infertility to Adoption or Surrogacy: Making the Transition

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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

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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


Using Donated Embryos for Your Surrogacy Arrangement

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Using donated embryos for your surrogacy arrangement can result in significant cost savings and is even an alternative to consider for those thinking about adoption. Many individuals and couples who have gone through IVF have remaining embryos that have been frozen and that they don’t plan to use in the future.  These individuals or couples   …Continue Reading


Discussing Surrogacy with Children, Family, Friends and Yourself

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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

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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


Surrogacy?! Why Don’t They Just Adopt?

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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


Hidden Cost Factors in Surrogacy Arrangements

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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

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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.

 


Unused Embryos – What to Do?

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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

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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.