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COVID-19 Update

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Use of ART Procedures Has Doubled in the Last Decade

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects statistics from fertility clinics on procedures using Assisted Reproductive Technologies  The CDC estimates the use of ART Procedures has doubled over the past 10 years with gestational surrogates being involved in one percent of the ART cycles performed in 2008.  According to a recent report from the   …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