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Would Wonder Woman Donate Her Eggs?

While Wonder Woman has been around for many years, she's seeing a bit of a resurgence recently thanks to the release of the Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot. Whether you've seen the film or just heard about it, the ...
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Being a Super Parent Doesn't Require Super Genes

When one imagines becoming a parent, fertility issues or medical treatment typically isn't part of the picture you see in your mind. The diagnosis of infertility can feel like the loss of a dream, especially if you are dealing with ...
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The "Superhero" Qualities it Takes to be Surrogate

For some, they think, "Pregnancy? Been there, done that! That's easy peasy for me!" but I'm here to tell you that being a surrogate is SO much more than just being pregnant. If you've read a few of ...
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Real Talk from Eloise: What's My Superpower? I Help Build Families!

Our theme for August is "What's Your Superpower?" Have you ever asked yourself that? Every hero or shero has a different path to discovering what makes them exceptional. I firmly believe though that everyone has a special gift ...
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hiring a surrogate for their third pregnancy

Surrogacy is making headlines lately with the reported hiring of a gestational surrogate by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. For Kardashian, using a surrogate helps her to recognize her dreams of a large family and a new sibling for her ...
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What No One Tells You About What It's Really Like To Be A Surrogate

Eloise Drane, an Atlanta-based young woman — just 22 at the time — was in California to donate a kidney to her cousin in 1998, and saw an ad calling for egg donation. "I applied through that ad, and I was an e...
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Pregnant With Hope: Choose to Do Something for Infertile Couples

This article was written in 2011 by Susan Radulovacki. Her words still ring true today. Choosing to become a gestational surrogate for another family is such a selfless act. I had the honor and privlege to serve the families I carried ...
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Surrogacy In The State of Georgia

Trying to understand surrogacy laws for each state can be confusing and time consuming. Preparing for your surrogacy journey requires plenty of papers to sign and decisions to make. Because of the complex and delicate nature of the surrogacy relationship, ...
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12 Ways You Can Save Money on Your Egg Donation Journey

The cost of IVF can cause a bit of sticker shock. However, it shouldn't deter you from pursuing your family dreams. Here are 12 practical ways to save money on your egg donation journey: Plan ahead Planning ahead is critical to ...
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Becoming An Egg Donor - Information for Egg Donors

Becoming an egg donor is an important and rewarding decision. As an egg donor, you have the opportunity to help families grow through your generous gift. The path to egg donation might seem a little confusing, and we want to ...
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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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