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Surrogacy and Social Media

The use of social media today – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, among many other different platforms – has become so ubiquitous that oftentimes we don’t give more than a passing thought to how we share information and the impact of what we share. And there’s no doubt that social media has helped facilitate quicker communication and cultivate a more global …

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How to Choose a Surrogate

Choosing your surrogate is an incredibly important decision, so how to choose a surrogate that’s right for you? Of course you’ll seek out someone who is healthy, fit, and a great mother already. But a lot more than that should go into finding your ideal surrogate. Things you may have never even considered will wind up making all the difference …

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Agency Spotlight: It’s Time Surrogacy

“Surrogacy is a process that can feel overwhelming at times, but with the right team of people around you, you’ll feel secure, informed, and supported.” – Angela Hartshorn It’s Time Surrogacy is a San Diego based surrogacy agency which is owned and operated by two women who have dedicated their lives to the infertility world. Angela Hartshorn, the founder/Co-Owner of …

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Surrogacy Contracts Explained

Surrogacy contracts are an essential part of your process, even if the intended parents and surrogate are family or friends. Agencies will absolutely require them, and if you are going independent, you should avoid working with any intended parents or surrogates who are okay working without one. A surrogacy contract, sometimes also called a surrogacy agreement, can be overwhelming to consider, …

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Making it Easier for Families Through Surrogacy

With a US conference for those contemplating surrogacy just around the corner, gay dad Sam Everingham explains what motivates him to run events for intending parents promoting good surrogacy practices not just in the US but globally. When my partner Phil & I engaged in surrogacy in New Delhi seven years ago, we were pretty naïve about the risks and …

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HIV+ Surrogacy: Hurry Up and Wait

I understand that the details of every surrogacy journey are varied, but the process thus far has been completely different than my first experience. Before my first journey, I had thought about doing surrogacy for years, so when Evan and I determined that three was it for us, I started looking into it more seriously. I applied with NWSC in …

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Living a Life Built on Choice: Gay Parent Magazine Feature

Trish and Gail Taylor began their journey to parenthood in the 1990’s. This is their personal story of creating their family and working as pioneers in the surrogacy community for the past 20 years helping thousands of people become parents. Their journey continues today… Trish and Gail met in 1991 and always knew they wanted a family. It was Trish’s …

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HIV+ Surrogacy: An Unexpected Proposal

It was almost two weeks between our first FaceTime meeting and when they contacted me again. J messaged me that they’d like to talk, and we were all available that night, so we set it up for after kids’ bedtime. They started out by saying that they would like to move forward with me as their surrogate. I was excited …

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HIV+ Surrogacy: Match, Maybe?

It took some work, but I was finally able to convince my husband to do a second journey. In discussing, I really came to understand his perspective of the whole journey. My husband has always been very supportive of me and my endeavors, as I have been with him. We don’t always agree with each other, and we most certainly …

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The Journey to Baby Paine: 37 Weeks!!

An Intended Mom’s mess of thoughts at 37 weeks… We are officially “any day” away, and my emotions are most definitely all over the place that I feel like anything I write is going to come out as such. Hopefully it isn’t too all over the place: The past few weeks since my last post have flown by at a …