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Ten Things That Will Make You an Ideal Surrogate

If you’re like most women considering surrogacy, one of your first thoughts may be something along the lines of, “Can I handle this?” Surrogacy is indeed a big undertaking, but we promise, it is so well worth it. He...
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5 Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipes

One of the best things about the holiday season is the FOOD! Eating well is tied to living well for many of us, and the holiday season is when some of the best family recipes come out. And what better ...
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Frozen Egg Bank vs Fresh Donor Cycle

Making the choice between a frozen egg cycle and a fresh egg donor cycle can feel confusing. On one hand, it would seem as though using an egg that hasn’t been frozen and thawed would have better results. But on...
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Top Trending Toys of 2018

The holiday shopping season is here! If you’re already dreading finding the perfect toy for a kid in your life, have no fear, we’re here to help. These top ticket toys will become more and more difficult to find...
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Ideal Egg Donor

Five Things That Will Make You an Ideal Egg Donor Becoming an egg donor is a big decision! It’s a choice that will benefit you significantly in exchange for a minimal amount of our time, while also changing the wo...
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Surviving Holiday Travel

The holidays are about family. And often, that means that the holidays are often about travel. If the idea of traveling with your young children has you shaking in your boots, well, you’re not alone. You wouldn’t be the ...
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5 Things to Do During the 2 Week Waiting Period

The transfer is over, and now all that is left for you to do is wait. For two long weeks. We can almost guarantee that these two weeks of your life will feel endless. Rest assured, however, that these two ...
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Can I Deduct Surrogacy Expenses

Becoming a parent through the process of egg donation and surrogacy is quite the journey! The year that leads up to the birth, and then the first year of life, will fly by in a blur. Perhaps the first time ...
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5 Awesome Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Pumpkin pie is kind of the cornerstone of any Thanksgiving feast. Even if it’s not your favorite festive dessert, chances are, you can’t imagine your feast without one. While it’s super simple to pick up a pie at the...
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Our Thanksgiving Traditions - The Women of FI

Sharon LaMothe COO Of course, we do the big feast, but our actual tradition comes after the table has been cleared and the dishes have been done. There is usually a great movie out in theaters, so after the mid-day ...
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5 Thankful Crafts for Little Hands

Finding time for arts and crafts during this busy time of year is a challenge! But seasonal crafts are among the things that we always wind up putting in a box and keeping. The handprint turkeys become keepsakes of a ...
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Do I Pay Taxes on My Surrogacy Compensation

One question that we are frequently asked by potential and active surrogates is whether or not they will be expected to pay taxes on their surrogacy compensation. Chances are, if we’re not being asked this question, it’s because surr...
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