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Surrogacy Laws by State

Surrogacy Laws by State You’ll often hear people talk about different states being “good” or “bad” for surrogacy. If you don’t know what this means, it’s pretty likely that you’re really confused about where you live and how...
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3 Tips To Save Time & Money When Pursuing Egg Donation

3 Tips To Save Time & Money When Pursuing Egg Donation For many intended parents, the hardest part about pursuing surrogacy or egg donation is making the choice to do it. Many spend years playing with the idea, but for many, ...
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The Real Cost of Surrogacy

If you’re considering surrogacy, chances are, one of your first worries is the cost. Surrogacy is legendarily costly, and with tabloids advertising million dollar surrogates, the fear of the financial requirements of surrogacy can scare many people off. On to...
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Surrogacy is NOT Exploitation (Continued)

The dedication to education and informed consent continues well after the applicant becomes a future surrogate with an ethical agency. As she moves through her legal phase she will be given private, individual, and free legal advice from independent lawyers ...
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Surrogacy is Not Exploitation of Women. Here's why.

Many decades ago there was an argument that women shouldn’t have access to birth control. The argument was that they shouldn’t have the right to decide what was right for their bodies and their lives. Those opposing surrogacy base...
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What is an “Ethical” Surrogacy Agency?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about surrogacy and ethics. There are those out there who argue that surrogacy shouldn’t be legal. They say that it is exploitation. They claim that women would never make this choice fo...
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A Surrogate Husband's Point of View on Surrogacy - Chris’s Blog

Surrogacy is a choice that impacts everyone in your family. That’s why ethical agencies require your partner to be fully onboard with your choice before they’ll even let you proceed through screening. It is not uncommon for even the ...
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A Surrogate Husband's Point of View on Surrogacy - Joes Blog

Surrogacy is a choice that impacts everyone in your family. That’s why ethical agencies require your partner to be fully onboard with your choice before they’ll even let you proceed through screening. It is not uncommon for even the ...
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Same-Sex Couples and Surrogacy

Surrogacy as a family building option is never a choice that is easily made. Be it financial concerns or social ones, this is a decision that requires serious consideration. Same-sex couples considering surrogacy will, in many ways, have far more ...
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Will Being an Egg Donor Impact My Own Fertility?

One of the largest misconceptions about becoming an egg donor is the rumor that the process will impact your own future fertility. We want to be very clear about this. Becoming an egg donor will not impact your future fertility. ...
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Three Mindfulness activities for Moms and Dads

Mindfulness is a trendy catchphrase right now. It feels like everyone is focusing on finding mindfulness, or practicing it. If you’re not already in the know, mindfulness is the act of slowing down, managing your stress, and focusing on ac...
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How to tell your children they are a product of donor eggs

Those who require the assistance of an egg donor to achieve their goal of parenthood often have two major concerns. Time and time again we are asked: Should I tell my child that they were conceived via donor eggs? How ...
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