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The Legal Angle To Surrogacy: How To Avoid Crucial Mistakes - 6 min read

We interviewed Victoria Gelfand - a legal expert in the field of surrogacy law whose law firm also functions as a facilitator of surrogacy procedures for Israeli intended parents - to find out what advice she can give intended parents starting their surrogacy journey.  Do you have any tips for intended parents who are looking for a surrogate, egg donor or fertility clinic and agency?…

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Parents

The Legal Angle To Surrogacy: Intended Parents’ Rights And The Ethical Aspect - 6 min read

We interviewed Victoria Gelfand - a legal expert in the field of surrogacy law whose law firm also functions as a facilitator of surrogacy journeys - to find out what rights intended parents have after their child is born and what is her view on the ethical aspect of surrogacy.  Tell me about the last step in the surrogacy journey - the birth. I know…

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Surrogates

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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Providers Close Up

In the Spotlight: Omega Family Global - 6 min read

In a nutshell. Compassion, professionalism, transparency, and reliability, and personalized support throughout the journey. Owner and founder. Frederick Gaston Our team of experts has many years of experience in the industry. Understanding that surrogacy starts with building relationships - agency with intended parents, agency with surrogate, intended parents to surrogate, all parties to IVF Center, etc. - is key to keeping the journey personal and…

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My Journey

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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Parents

The Benefits of Using a Mental Health Professional in Surrogacy & Egg Donation - 5 min read

Therapists with an expertise in fertility provide three types of services that can help make the complex and challenging surrogacy journey run more smoothly. 1. Surrogate and egg donor screening The psychological screening’s purpose is to make sure you and your chosen surrogate or egg donor are indeed a good match, not only medically.  If you are able to use an open donor (some clinics…

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Parents

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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Providers Close Up

In the Spotlight: Heartland Surrogacy - 4 min read

In a nutshell. Personal attention, accessibility and greater focus on the individual needs of each client so that they may enjoy the journey in the best way possible. Co-founders. Brie Powers and Monica Villa Our agency, Heartland Surrogacy, specializes in personal attention and accessibility. Our team-based approach to case management provides the security that comes from having support when it’s needed. Additionally, our clients benefit…

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Parents

Fertility Clinic Expert on How to Choose an Egg Donor, Money Saving Tips and More - 2 min read

Your questions answered: - How to choose an egg donor? - Why is a donor's family tree important? - When you choose a donor, when is it best to use a clinic and when an agency?  - Open donation - is it right for me? - What's the best way to choose a provider for the surrogacy journey? - Are there ways to save on…

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My Journey

My Journey: Elena Ridley The Infertility Warrior - 8 min read

We asked influencer Elena Ridley to tell us about her experience with egg donation, how she coped with crises along the way and what tips she would give others who are about to embark on their own egg donation journey. You describe yourself as an infertility warrior. Can you share some meaningful moments from your battle?   My personal belief is that anyone who is dealing…

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Parents

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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Parents

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

For the most part, the surrogacy process for LGBTQ+ couples is no different than any other surrogacy process. Still, if you are an LGBTQ+ person or couple who are considering surrogacy, you may have some unique and specific questions about the process. Here, you can find some answers. Are there any extra tests or treatments LGBTQ+ intended parents need to undergo? All the tests are…

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