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In the Spotlight: Love & Kindness Surrogacy - 7 min read

In a nutshell. Low, reasonable costs; A strong focus on the basics, which is serving people with the purest heart and doing what is the best for the clients, be it intended parents, surrogates, or egg donors. Founder and Program Director. Jasmine Hsieh In Love & Kindness Surrogacy we strive to keep the costs as low and reasonable as possible, but we also offer unparalleled…

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My Journey

My Journey: Elsa Hensel – A Surrogate Who Traveled the Surrogacy Path Twice - 12 min read

Elsa, it’s such a pleasure to speak with you about your surrogate journey. How did you start thinking about becoming a surrogate? I thought about being a surrogate back in 2014. My son was a toddler and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I also wanted to be pregnant again so that is where it all began. I was young but it had been…

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In the Spotlight: Surrogate Alternatives Inc. - 3 min read

In a nutshell. Owned and run by women who have been surrogates and egg donors themselves and have a deep understanding of the emotional and operational aspects of the journey; industry pioneers and the oldest operating agency in San Diego. Founder, President and CEO. Diana Olmeda Surrogate Alternatives, Inc. (SAI) is a true veteran in the fertility industry, with 23 years experience under its belt.…

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In the Spotlight: Traveling Donors - 4 min read

In a nutshell. Premium traveling egg donors at very affordable prices; comprehensive care and support. Founder and head of agency. Genevieve Uys With Traveling Donors, borders are no issue. The agency works with international egg donors and intended parents can choose if they want the egg retrieval to be performed within or outside the US. Traveling Donors also offers a dedicated paid search, searching internationally…

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Parents

How To Choose the Right Egg Donor - 4 min read

There is no manual that tells you exactly how to select the right egg donor because the process of choosing and the choice itself are very individual. Still, there are some criteria you might want to consider when you choose an egg donor. 1. Similar physical appearance Many intended parents want to find a donor who shares some similar physical characteristics to themselves. Although you…

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Surrogates

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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Egg Donors

How to Become an Egg Donor? The Complete Breakdown - 5 min read

Choosing your agency or clinic There are two types of providers you should consider for your egg donation. The first is fertility clinics that offer egg donor programs to their IVF patients. The second is egg donor agencies that may work with intended parents from various locations, which means travel could be part of the process.  Generally speaking, there is no right or wrong agency…

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Parents

Where Are All The Surrogates? - 3 min read

The surrogacy market is exploding and more and more couples and individuals are using a surrogate to fulfil their dream of a family.  This strong upward trend is driven by three powerful forces. First, the growing number of couples struggling with infertility (one in six in the world); second, celebrities using a surrogate to bring their child into the world, turning surrogacy into a popular…

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Parents

Considering A Twin Surrogacy? Read This First - 5 min read

Here’s what you should know if you are thinking about a twin pregnancy via surrogacy. How Is Multiple Gestational Surrogacy Even Possible Generally speaking, there are two ways that make it possible to have twins during a surrogacy.  Double embryo transfer. Before an embryo is transferred, the embryos are evaluated to make sure only the healthiest ones are transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. If two…

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Parents

The Egg Donation Process – From Start To Finish - 6 min read

For some, starting or growing a family comes easily, but for others it may take more time and effort, and might require the use of third party reproduction alternatives. One of these is egg donation - an assisted reproductive treatment utilized by women who do not have any viable eggs for whatever reason, as well as by gay or single men who want to start…

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Parents

The Surrogacy Process Roadmap – Step By Step - 7 min read

Surrogacy is quite a long journey and if you’re considering it, it may be useful to know what to expect and understand the timeline. Although each surrogacy journey is different and its length depends on varying factors, the average process takes about 19-22 months. Here is a breakdown of the five steps that make up your journey to parenthood. Surrogacy is a method of assisted…

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Parents

Generous Donors: Egg Donors and Surrogates - 3 min read

Egg donation and Surrogacy process are called the miraculous procedures to welcome a child in your family whether you are a couple facing infertility issues or you are a gay couple that wants to have a child. A third-party reproduction like this might sound impersonal. It’s anything but. The women who donate eggs or become a gestational carrier are sacrificing a part of themselves in…

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