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How Much Does Surrogacy Cost and Where Can You Save? - 5 min read

Generally speaking, the cost of surrogacy can vary depending on the US state where it’s carried out, the parties involved, agency fees and other factors, but normally, the total cost can range between $90,000 and $150,000. The good news is that with advance planning and knowledge, surrogacy can be affordable. In addition, some costs might be tax deductible so it’s a good idea to consult…

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Parents

An Egg Donation Cost Breakdown & Money Saving Tips - 5 min read

Before diving in to the cost breakdown of egg donation, let's understand first what is an egg donation and how it's being done. Egg donation is utilized by women who do not have any viable eggs for whatever reason, as well as gay or single men who want to start a family. During the egg donation process the egg donor administers hormone injections that stimulate…

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My Journey

My Journey: Dan & Sam – The Surrogacy Power Couple - 5 min read

After they had two kids, Sam and Dan Mathews decided they didn't want to have any more kids. But Sam loved being pregnant and giving birth, so she decided to pay that love forward and carry a child for a couple who DMed her on Instagram. Then, she decided to do it again. What made you decide to become a surrogate? In March of 2018…

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My Journey

My Journey: Yessenia – Egg Donor and Surrogate - 5 min read

It started with an egg donation, but as soon as TikTok influencer Yessenia realized how good it feels to help others become parents, she decided to do even more and became a surrogate. This is her story.  What compelled you to become an egg donor and then a surrogate? In 2018, before my oldest son turned one, I found out I was pregnant. Even though…

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Egg Donors

What Can Disqualify You From Becoming An Egg Donor - 4 min read

Helping someone start their family by donating your eggs is a beautiful thing and a very rewarding experience. But, not everyone can become an egg donor, because to give intended parents the best chance of conceiving the donor needs to be healthy and available, and the eggs need to be fertile.  Here are 4 reasons that egg donor applicants get disqualified.  1. Health issues Egg…

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Parents

Surrogacy: What Does The Process Look Like? By Allie Weinstein - 7 min read

As a fertility attorney, I’m typically the last person my clients come to in their long, emotionally wrought path to parenthood. By the time they are in my office (or zoom room, these days), they have been through war: egg retrievals, failed transfers, miscarriages, and other traumas. Ultimately, they have made the decision to use donor gametes and/or a surrogate and need my legal counsel. …

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My Journey

My Journey: Kelila Green Siciliano – A Two-Time Jewish Surrogate On Surrogacy And Jewish Laws - 7 min read

Why are Jewish surrogates so rare and what motivated Kelila Green Siciliano to become a trailblazer in the Jewish community? A fascinating look behind the scenes of the Jewish religion’s stance on surrogacy.  How did you decide to become a surrogate? What drove you to it?   For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by pregnancy.  I remember a good family…

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Providers Close Up

Expecting Answers Interviews Baby Quest Foundation – The Grant Program That Offers Hope To Intended Parents - 4 min read

Ronny Shwartz Dgani sat down with Pamela Hirsch - co-founder of non-profit organization Baby Quest Foundation - to help raise awareness to this important and unique grant program.  How did you start your journey in the fertility market and what inspired you to start Baby Quest?  After witnessing our daughter’s long struggles with infertility, we were fortunate to be able to help her and her…

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Providers Close Up

In the Spotlight – Genesis Group - 9 min read

In a nutshell: Honesty and complete transparency; a diverse, talented group of people from various ethnic backgrounds, all with a deep-rooted passion for helping people; an agency that meticulously guides and tailors each experience to ensure intended parents have total peace of mind. Founder and President: Lisa Chiya, a founding member of Genesis Group and a board member of nonprofit organization SEEDS (The Society for…

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Parents

Surrogate Mother Requirements And Qualifications - 5 min read

Whether you’re an intended parent looking for a surrogate or a woman who wants to know how to become a surrogate - the following information will help you understand the screening process each potential surrogate is required to go through.  What Are The Requirements To Becoming A Surrogate?  Each screening process begins with an initial screening, which is basically a questionnaire that determines whether a…

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Parents

The Different Types Of Surrogacy - 4 min read

Medically, there are two types of surrogacy - traditional and gestational, while the type of surrogacy is determined by two factors: 1. How the embryo is created, and 2. Whether the surrogate (carrier) is also the biological mother.  However, technically, there are 3 more types of surrogacy available to intended parents.  What Are The Different Types Of Surrogacy? 1. Traditional Surrogacy (TS) This type of…

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Parents

Experts Weigh-In On The Importance Of Genetics & Family Tree In Egg Donation - 6 min read

Expecting Answers spoke with 2 third-party reproduction experts about why intended parents should consider an egg donor’s family tree.  “Choosing an egg donor can feel like a very emotional process and that’s very understandable, whether you're a single parent or a gay couple who need the egg donation to complete all the other pieces of the puzzle, or if you're a heterosexual couple that’s experiencing…

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