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Egg Freezing is on the rise: the questions we ask are “Why & How”? Answer: The Biological Clock - 5 min read

Let us take a step back and review the science: A woman is born with all of the eggs she will ever have (1-2 million at birth). The number of eggs is finite. Unlike other cells in our body, our egg cells don't regenerate and turn over such as our red blood cells & skin cells. Females are not capable of making new eggs and…

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Egg Donors

International Egg Donation Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide - 6 min read

Embarking on the international egg donation journey can be a transformative and rewarding experience for intended parents. From the initial search for an egg donor to the culmination of creating embryos, each stage plays a crucial role in this complex process. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the key stages involved in the international egg donation journey, offering insights into what…

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Egg Donors

In the Spotlight: Exquisite Egg Donors. A Personalized and Transparent Approach to Egg Donation - 4 min read

For couples or individuals who are struggling to conceive a child, egg donation can be a life-changing option. However, finding the right egg donation agency can be a challenging and emotional journey. Exquisite Egg Donors was founded to provide intended parents with a unique benefit: the ability to choose their ideal egg donor regardless of where she lives. Unlike most agencies that handle local egg…

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Surrogates

Making a Great First Impression: A Guide for Potential Surrogates Meeting with a Surrogacy Agency - 3 min read

Introduction: Becoming a surrogate is a selfless act that requires a great deal of time, effort, and dedication. As a result, surrogacy agencies are often very selective when it comes to choosing the right candidate. Your meeting with the agency is your chance to make a good impression and make it through the first step of the screening process- the initial interview. Preparation: The first…

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Parents

How To Choose Your Providers In An International Egg Donation Journey - 4 min read

Egg donation is a popular option for many international intended parents, but it can be overwhelming to choose the right partners for the process. This article provides a step-by-step guide to help intended parents make informed decisions and choose the right egg donor, egg donation agency, location, and clinic to ensure a successful egg donation process. The success of the journey depends on the right…

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Surrogates

10 Essential Questions for Women Considering Surrogacy - 4 min read

Becoming a surrogate is a serious decision that requires a great deal of thought and reflection. Before committing to the process, it is essential to ask yourself a series of important questions to determine if surrogacy is the right path for you. This article covers key considerations such as emotional and mental readiness, motivations for surrogacy, availability to commit to a year-long process, and the…

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Parents

The Role of a Surrogacy Agency - 3 min read

When you are looking to start a family or become a surrogate, working with a surrogacy agency can be very helpful. However, it is important to understand the role of the agency and the services they provide. What Services Do Agencies Provide? Agencies offer different types of services. Here are some of the basic ones. Matching services - helping parents find surrogates that meet their…

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Surrogates

The Screening Process for Potential Surrogates: A Step-by-Step Guide - 3 min read

This guide will walk you through the steps of the screening process, from the initial interview to the home visit, to help you understand what to expect and how to prepare. Remember that it's important to attend all meetings on time and respond to the agency's messages in a timely manner to increase your chances of becoming a surrogate. 1. Interview with the agency: The…

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Parents

10 Questions Intended Parents Should Ask a Surrogacy Agency Before Making a Decision - 5 min read

When it comes to surrogacy, finding the right agency can make all the difference. As intended parents, it's important to ensure that the agency you choose aligns with your values and can provide the support and resources you need throughout the surrogacy journey. Before making a decision, it's important to ask the right questions to ensure that you find the best fit for you and…

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Surrogates

10 Questions Potential Surrogates Should Ask Before Choosing a Surrogacy Agency - 4 min read

This guide provides a list of key questions to ask in your first meeting with an agency to help you understand their qualifications, the type of support they provide, the compensation they offer, and their experience and success rate. By understanding the process and finding the right agency, you can ensure that you are well-prepared for the journey ahead. Becoming a surrogate is an incredibly…

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Parents

The Importance of a Genetic Family Tree in Egg Donation - 2 min read

Knowing one's family genetic history is important for egg donation because it can reveal potential genetic disorders or diseases that may be passed on to any child conceived using the donated eggs. This information can be used to ensure the safety and well-being of the child, as well as to inform the intended parents of any potential genetic risks. During the screening process for egg…

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My Journey

My Journey: Dan & Sam – The Surrogacy Power Couple - 5 min read

After they had two kids, Sam and Dan Mathews decided they didn't want to have any more kids. But Sam loved being pregnant and giving birth, so she decided to pay that love forward and carry a child for a couple who DMed her on Instagram. Then, she decided to do it again. What made you decide to become a surrogate? In March of 2018…

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