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How much does surrogacy cost and where can you save? - 5 min read

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 with a tax professional when you start your journey. To help you understand all the financial aspects of surrogacy, we’ve broken the expenses down to all the different factors.  Let’s go over them, one by one.…

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For 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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In the Spotlight: Surrogate Alternatives Inc. - 3 min read

Surrogate Alternatives, Inc. (SAI) is a true veteran in the fertility industry, with 23 years experience under its belt. The agency’s all-female managerial staff have all been surrogates or egg donors themselves and that gives them a unique and very personal insight into third-party reproduction, and makes them that much more compassionate.  The boutique agency’s staff is all about compassion, understanding, patience and a huge…

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In the Spotlight: Traveling Donors - 3 min read

Traveling Donors also offers a dedicated paid search, searching internationally through their smaller partner agents and running a dedicated social media search campaign focusing on the specific country of origin for the type of donor the intended parents are looking for. The search fee is $2,500 and extra $500 goes towards the social media ad campaign budgets. Genevieve Uys, the well-respected founder and head of…

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For Parents

How To Choose the Right Egg Donor - 3 min read

1. Similar physical appearance Many intended parents want to find a donor who shares some similar physical characteristics to themselves. Although you can never predict what the child will eventually look like, many prospective parents want to increase the chances that he or she will appear to be genetically related to them and look for egg donors with similar height, weight and skin, hair and…

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For Surrogates

What Can Disqualify You From Becoming A Surrogate in the US - 7 min read

In addition, it’s also crucial to make sure that the surrogate isn’t risking her physical or mental health and that all parties involved in the process, and especially the gestational surrogate, are protected.   Although there are several factors that can automatically disqualify women from becoming surrogates, each agency and clinic has its own requirements.  In this article, we answer all your questions about what can…

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For Egg Donors

How to Become an Egg Donor? The Complete Breakdown - 5 min read

Choosing your agency or clinic There are two types of providers you should consider for your egg donation. The first is fertility clinics that offer egg donor programs to their IVF patients. The second is egg donor agencies that may work with intended parents from various locations, which means travel could be part of the process.  Generally speaking, there is no right or wrong agency…

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For Parents

Where have all the surrogates gone? - 2 min read

The global COVID-19 pandemic created a world-wide shortage of surrogates. The reason is that in such uncertain times, many surrogates who were ready to start their journey decided to put their commitment on hold. In addition, some potential surrogates choose not to get vaccinated, further reducing the choice for many intended parents. All that means that currently, demand exceeds supply and waiting times reached record…

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For Parents

The LGBTQ Surrogacy Journey – Your Questions Answered - 4 min read

Are there any extra tests or treatments LGBTQ intended parents need to undergo? All the tests are typically the same no matter who is going through the process, but in some cases both intended parents want to create embryos and that means they’ll both need to undergo genetic testing. The good news is that financially speaking, the extra cost is pretty minor.When both intended parents create…

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For Parents

Considering A Twin Surrogacy? Read This First - 5 min read

Here’s what you should know if you are thinking about a twin pregnancy via surrogacy. How Is Multiple Gestational Surrogacy Even Possible Generally speaking, there are two ways that make it possible to have twins during a surrogacy.  Double embryo transfer. Before an embryo is transferred, the embryos are evaluated to make sure only the healthiest ones are transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. If two…

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For Parents

The Egg Donation Process – From Start To Finish - 6 min read

For some, starting or growing a family comes easily, but for others it may take more time and effort, and might require the use of third party reproduction alternatives. One of these is egg donation - an assisted reproductive treatment utilized by women who do not have any viable eggs for whatever reason, as well as by gay or single men who want to start…

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For Parents

The Surrogacy Process Roadmap – Step By Step - 7 min read

The Surrogacy process is a journey and if you’re considering using it, it may be useful to know what to expect and understand the timeline. Although each surrogacy journey is different and its length depends on varying factors, the average process takes about 19-22 months. Here is a breakdown of the five steps that make up your journey to parenthood. Surrogacy is a method of…

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