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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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My Journey

My Journey: Yessenia – Egg Donor and Surrogate - 5 min read

It started with an egg donation, but as soon as TikTok influencer Yessenia realized how good it feels to help others become parents, she decided to do even more and became a surrogate. This is her story.  What compelled you to become an egg donor and then a surrogate? In 2018, before my oldest son turned one, I found out I was pregnant. Even though…

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Egg Donors

What Can Disqualify You From Becoming An Egg Donor - 4 min read

Helping someone start their family by donating your eggs is a beautiful thing and a very rewarding experience. But, not everyone can become an egg donor, because to give intended parents the best chance of conceiving the donor needs to be healthy and available, and the eggs need to be fertile.  Here are 4 reasons that egg donor applicants get disqualified.  1. Health issues Egg…

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Egg Donors

Egg Donation: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding - 5 min read

Egg donation is a powerful way to help others start a family, but it's not a decision to be made lightly. Before deciding if egg donation is right for you, it's important to consider the following questions: 1. Am I emotionally ready for the process?  Egg donation can be emotionally and physically taxing, so it's important to make sure you're in the right headspace before…

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Parents

Surrogacy: What Does The Process Look Like? By Allie Weinstein - 7 min read

As a fertility attorney, I’m typically the last person my clients come to in their long, emotionally wrought path to parenthood. By the time they are in my office (or zoom room, these days), they have been through war: egg retrievals, failed transfers, miscarriages, and other traumas. Ultimately, they have made the decision to use donor gametes and/or a surrogate and need my legal counsel. …

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My Journey

My Journey: Kelila Green Siciliano – A Two-Time Jewish Surrogate On Surrogacy And Jewish Laws - 7 min read

Why are Jewish surrogates so rare and what motivated Kelila Green Siciliano to become a trailblazer in the Jewish community? A fascinating look behind the scenes of the Jewish religion’s stance on surrogacy.  How did you decide to become a surrogate? What drove you to it?   For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by pregnancy.  I remember a good family…

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Providers Close Up

Expecting Answers Interviews Baby Quest Foundation – The Grant Program That Offers Hope To Intended Parents - 4 min read

Ronny Shwartz Dgani sat down with Pamela Hirsch - co-founder of non-profit organization Baby Quest Foundation - to help raise awareness to this important and unique grant program.  How did you start your journey in the fertility market and what inspired you to start Baby Quest?  After witnessing our daughter’s long struggles with infertility, we were fortunate to be able to help her and her…

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Providers Close Up

In the Spotlight – Genesis Group - 9 min read

In a nutshell: Honesty and complete transparency; a diverse, talented group of people from various ethnic backgrounds, all with a deep-rooted passion for helping people; an agency that meticulously guides and tailors each experience to ensure intended parents have total peace of mind. Founder and President: Lisa Chiya, a founding member of Genesis Group and a board member of nonprofit organization SEEDS (The Society for…

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Surrogates

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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