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Tool Box for Surrogacy - 8 things you need to succeed

Taking that first step to build your family through a gestational surrogate (gestational carrier) can be a scary process since there are so many unknown factors. But if you follow these eight tips, you have a greater chance of succeeding ...
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What's It Like To Be A Surrogate

Being a gestational carrier, or surrogate, requires a leap of faith - not only in the agency and other professionals you'll be working with, but certainly also trust in the intended parents. It also takes faith in your loved ones' ...
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Should I Use an Egg Donor

Perhaps you have been trying for sometime to conceive without any success. You have spoken with your specialist and the consensus is that in order to have a family you will need to use an egg donor. To know that ...
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Egg Donation: A Donor's Perspective

Families who've been blessed with their own children often want to help others achieve that same goal and egg donation is a significantly impactful way to help those who are unable to conceive on their own. If the thought of ...
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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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