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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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Have You Forgotten Me, Lord?

A beautiful piece written by Our Journey to Parent Blog. "Have you forgotten me, Lord?!" I cried out in desperation for an answer. I sat alone on my office floor. The sun beamed through the window onto my ...
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Surrogacy - Giving The Ultimate Gift Of Life

Women possess the unique ability to give the most remarkable gift of all - the gift of life. For many women, pregnancy is an enjoyable time in their lives. The thrill of developing a life within is an experience unparalleled ...
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Surrogacy, Exploiting The Exploited Internationally?

Also described as Reproductive Tourism, more frequently couples who struggle with an infertility diagnosis are crossing the "big pond" to accomplish their dream of becoming parents. Countries like India and Thailand have risen as frontrunners in the Reproductive ...
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