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12 Ways You Can Save Money on Surrogacy

Intended Parents quickly find that surrogacy is not only an extremely complicated and emotional journey, but it's a very expensive one as well. Choosing the best surrogate and surrogacy agency will help avoid spending money on services you end up ...
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Thinking About Becoming a Surrogate? Read This First!

When you look at your children, do you ever feel your heart break for those who can't have children? Have you wished there was a way you could help? If so, becoming a surrogate mother might be for you. Taking ...
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Tax Deductions for Egg Donor and Surrogate Expenses

Reviewing your financial statements in preparation for tax time can be a painful reminder of the high cost associated with fertility treatments and family planning. While many of the expenses of natural childbearing and adoption are covered by tax breaks ...
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Egg Donation & Your Future Fertility: Fact vs Fiction

Without the generosity of egg donors, thousands of couples would never be able to experience the joy of having a family. Whether it's a woman whose own eggs are of poor quality or a same-sex male couple that wants to ...
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Intended Parents via Gestational Surrogacy

Surrogacy has made having a family possible for couples with physical limitations or those who have failed fertility treatments. The choice to use a surrogate is a personal and complicated one. What exactly is the surrogate process and how does ...
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Things to Consider Before Becoming a Gestational Surrogate

The joy of helping a couple fulfill their dream of starting a family by becoming their gestational surrogate is immeasurable. There is literally no greater gift you can give than the gift of life, particularly to families where infertility has ...
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Why We Do What We Do

For most businesses, the story behind how the business came to be isn't important. But for a surrogate and egg donation agency, that story might be one of the most important things people need to know. My name is Eloise ...
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Week 5: Criteria Intended Parents Look for in a Surrogate

Have you ever wondered, "What do intended parents look for when they are seeking a gestational surrogate? Who actually uses a gestational surrogate? Why would they need one?" If you have, you're asking smart questions! Finding the right ...
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Week 4: Surrogacy Agency Journey Vs Independent Surrogacy Journey

You've decided you want to become a gestational surrogate, now what? Is it best to match with an agency or should you find your intended parents independently? Recently, many people have started turning to the internet for a wide variety ...
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Week 3: Minimum Requirements Needed to Qualify

Welcome to Week Three in our series! As we learned from Week One, when a woman agrees to become a surrogate, she commits to much more than carrying a baby. She commits to an in-depth screening and a selfless pregnancy ...
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Week 2: Where to Begin When You're Considering Becoming a Surrogate

Making the decision to become a gestational surrogate is, without a doubt, life changing. Before you set out on the surrogacy journey though, there are a few things to know to ensure you're ready to take this role on. First, ...
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Week 1: The Basics To Become a Gestational Surrogate

I love being pregnant but I do not want any more babies. Maybe I could have a baby for someone else. But goodness, where do I start? Am I even qualified? Have you ever thought any of the above? Have ...
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