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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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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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How to Become a Surrogate Mother? Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Surrogate - 7 min read

Whether your reasons are altruistic, financial or both - becoming a surrogate is one of the most selfless choices you can make, but it is also a very complicated process. That’s why it’s crucial you fully understand the commitment you’ll be making, the challenges you may face and the journey you are about to embark on. What is a surrogate mother? Surrogacy is a method…

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A Conversation with A Two-Time Surrogate About the Blessings & Challenges of Surrogacy - 1 min read

So far, Elsa Hensel had two surrogate journeys and when she sat down for an intimate conversation with our CMO and co-founder, Ronny Schwartz-Dgani, she spoke candidly about: - What are the common misconceptions surrounding surrogacy?- How do you explain your surrogacy pregnancy to family, friends and colleagues? - What are the non-financial rewards of surrogacy?- What are the benefits of maintaining a close relationship…

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How Did COVID Affect The Surrogacy Journey? Legal Expert Victoria Gelfand On Expecting Answers - 1 min read

We asked Victoria Gelfand, a legal expert in the field of surrogacy law who’s law firm also functions as a fertility agency, to answer your questions about Covid, the surrogacy process and more: - How did Covid affect the surrogacy journey? - How did the pandemic affect the availability of qualified surrogates? - Are surrogates required to get vaccinated? - What’s the best way to…

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A Legal Expert Weighs In On The Serious Risks Involved In Twin Surrogacy - 7 min read

We spoke with Victoria Gelfand, a legal expert in the field of surrogacy law based in Israel, who explained why she believes a twin pregnancy via surrogacy is not a good idea. Victoria, thank you so much for being here. We would really like to talk to you about the legal aspects, but it seems that the first thing that comes to mind of many…

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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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Surrogacy In The Time of COVID - 2 min read

The surrogates, egg donors, and intended parents have to adapt to the shifting regulations during the COVID era. If you are opting for gestational surrogacy, there is a risk of contracting the virus since the entire process involved visiting the clinic to donate the egg and then the embryo transfer procedure. It becomes pertinent to follow the Safety protocols to ensure that all parties involved…

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