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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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Healthy living starts in the kitchen - how to eat better in 2019

Going hand in hand with the, “I want to get in shape,” resolution, many Americans will be resolving to eat better in 2019. It’s a great goal; doctors agree that a good diet is the first step to overal...
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How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Be A Surrogate

The idea of introducing your kids to surrogacy can seem like an overwhelming thought. It seems only logical that telling your children that there will be a new baby, one that won’t be coming home to them, would be em...
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Setting Achievable Fitness Goals for 2019

The most popular New Year’s Resolution is always to get in shape. Gyms are overrunning with, “resolution runners,” in January, but almost always empty again by March. How can you avoid falling into the resolution, relapse, repeat cycle?...
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Will I Feel Jealous of My Surrogate?

The decision to work with a surrogate is one that is ripe with emotions. For many women, the choice to work with a surrogate is often the result of a lengthy, emotional struggle with infertility. It’s only natural to wo...
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New Years Eve with the Kids

We recently heard someone say that New Year’s Eve is a young person’s holiday – that parents are out of their prime for this one. Well! We simply couldn’t disagree more. While it is true that you’re likely ...
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Can I Be Registered With More Than One Agency or Clinic

Once you’ve made the choice to become an egg donor, it’s normal and natural to feel empowered to surge forward. Many young women tell us that once they’ve made up their minds to do this − they’re ready t...
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Ten Things That Will Make You an Ideal Surrogate

If you’re like most women considering surrogacy, one of your first thoughts may be something along the lines of, “Can I handle this?” Surrogacy is indeed a big undertaking, but we promise, it is so well worth it. He...
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