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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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FAQ

What is Independent Surrogacy? - 3 min read

Independent or private surrogacy is a surrogacy journey that does not enlist the help of a fertility agency.  In independent surrogacy, the intended parent or parents outsource the fertility services and work directly with the fertility professionals, and usually carry out and coordinate the entire process themselves. Who usually pursues independent surrogacy and why In most cases, people choose to pursue this surrogacy type for…

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FAQ

What Is Traditional Surrogacy? - 3 min read

Traditional surrogacy is the earliest known surrogacy type in history, which is why it’s called ‘traditional’.  Traditional or genetic surrogacy is a process that uses the surrogate’s egg to create the pregnancy, and that means that the surrogate is the child’s biological mother. This, compared to the more common method of gestational surrogacy, in which embryos are created using the intended mother or an egg…

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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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FAQ

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid? - 4 min read

All the  women who become surrogates do so to help others fulfill their dream of a family. And still, women who go through the effort of becoming surrogates, meet all the surrogacy requirements, invest a lot of their time and energy and make quite a few sacrifices to carry a baby to term, are completely deserving of getting properly compensated for it.  However, the compensation…

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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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Providers Close Up

In the Spotlight – Eternal Spring - 4 min read

In a nutshell. Bespoke, boutique-like agency, highly personal service, rapid start times and fast process. Founder - Dr. Kyle Kramer We are a boutique agency in Guatemala that works personally with each client. We take our work very personally and do not accept more than four clients per month. As the founder, I give every intended parent my phone number and I communicate with them…

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