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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


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


Medical Costs of Surrogacy

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Medical costs of surrogacy are often the lion’s share of overall costs of the surrogacy arrangement.   Expense categories include: Fertility Clinic Costs for Surrogacy Medical Screening of surrogate candidates; Medical Screening of egg donors (if needed); Medical Screening of Intended Parents; In vitro Fertilization (IVF); Frozen Embryo Transfer frozen transfer costs; Surrogacy Insurance Medical   …Continue Reading


Gay Surrogacy Financial Support

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Men Having Babies offers networking, support groups, seminars throughout the world and a great deal of needed resources for gay men seeking to become parents through surrogacy.  Most recently they have added a financial assistance program to their cache of support services.  The surrogacy journey is costly and this type of program is much needed.  For more   …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


Men Having Babies – The Biology Question

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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


Why are Surrogacy Costs So High?

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A successful surrogacy outcome requires several teams of professionals and trained personnel and when one begins to take a closer look at these teams, why they are needed, and the role they play in ensuring Intended Parents that they have a successful and positive surrogacy experience, the costs involved begin to make sense.