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What You Should Know If You’re Planning To Pursue Independent Surrogacy - 3 min read

Independent or private surrogacy is a surrogacy journey that does not enlist the help of a fertility agency.  What is independent surrogacy? 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…

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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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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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What Is Altruistic Surrogacy And How Does It Work? - 4 min read

Essentially, every surrogacy is an altruistic act because surrogates are invested both physically and emotionally in the long and complex surrogacy journey. But, the term ‘altruistic surrogacy’ refers to a specific surrogacy arrangement in which the surrogate is not compensated for her efforts and is only reimbursed for all the pregnancy-related costs.  In most cases, an altruistic surrogacy arrangement is signed between family members or…

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Can Single Men Have A Child Through Surrogacy? - 4 min read

Family is no longer the traditional structure of man-woman-children. Today, many individuals choose to become single parents and same-sex couples fulfill their dream of a family through surrogacy.  As a general rule, the surrogacy journey for single men is no different than that of couples, but there are a few things that set it apart.  The Process The surrogacy process for single men is the…

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What Is The Difference Between Traditional And Gestational Surrogacy? - 3 min read

Essentially, it’s very simple to explain the difference between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy: Traditional surrogacy is a process that uses the surrogate’s own eggs to create the pregnancy, which means she is the biological mother of the child she is carrying for the intended parents.In gestational surrogacy, the egg used is either the intended mother’s or an egg donor’s, so the surrogate does not…

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What Is Commercial Surrogacy And Is It Legal In The US? - 3 min read

Simply put, commercial surrogacy is any surrogacy arrangement in which the surrogate is compensated for carrying a child for the intended parents or parent, not including reimbursement of all the medical and other surrogacy-related expenses.   On the other side of the spectrum there’s the altruistic surrogacy arrangement, in which the surrogate is not compensated for carrying the child beyond reimbursement of surrogacy-related expenses.  The ethical…

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What Does ‘Gestational Surrogacy’ Mean? - 3 min read

Gestational surrogacy is the most common surrogacy type, mainly because it involves less emotional and legal complexities than other forms of surrogacy, and it’s becoming increasingly common every year.  What is gestational surrogacy In gestational surrogacy, the egg used to create the pregnancy is either an egg donor’s or the intended mother’s, which means the surrogate is not biologically related to the child she is…

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How To Find A Surrogate Mother? - 4 min read

The most important step in your surrogacy journey is finding the right surrogate for you, because this will set the tone and atmosphere for the entire process.  The relationship between intended parents and surrogate can be whatever you want them to be - either long or short term, close or distant. For that reason, it's important to choose a woman who has the same expectations…

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