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What to Expect from your Psych Evaluation

Just the idea of talking to a psychologist is enough to make many of us need a psychologist. It’s scary, right? The idea that this one person is in charge of saying whether or not you’re mentally and emotionally competent to enter into a surrogacy arrangement can feel really stressful. We get it. What you should know about these psychological evaluations …

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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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Will a New President Bring New Surrogacy Laws?

By Roland Salloum, Esq., SeedTrust Escrow If there’s one thing Americans can expect from the presidency of Donald J. Trump, it is the unexpected. President Trump has issued a total of 19 executive orders as of February 3, 2017, at which point he’d been on the job as the Commander in Chief for just 15 days. His orders range from a directive …

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Agency Spotlight: Surrogacy Partnership

“Surrogacy is a beautiful thing. To help other people fulfill their dreams of being parents is a gift that keeps on giving. I’m proud to be a part of surrogacy as a whole, and it has certainly changed my life for the better.” – Jessica Busman, Founder & Owner of Surrogacy Partnership Jessica Busman always wanted to work in the …

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No Offense, But I Don’t Want to Keep Your Baby

“Oh wow, you were a surrogate mother?” is usually how the conversation opens. Which is usually followed quickly by “How did you get into that?”, a question that leads into this explanation. Then, nine times out of ten, the very next question that follows is “Isn’t it hard to give up the baby?” Which I always answer emphatically with “No! …

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Preparing for Delivery + Surrogates Hospital Bag Checklist Printable

The big day has arrived! No matter if you go into labor on your own, or as a planned induction, delivering your “SurroBabe” is a big day! Most surrogates tell us that, no matter how many times they’ve given birth before, it’s always a bit overwhelming when it comes time to pack your hospital bag for this delivery. Let’s take …

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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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Surrogacy Screenings Explained

The surrogacy screening process is a lengthy and involved one that often takes several weeks to complete. It can seem, at times, completely overwhelming. It’s not abnormal to feel intimated and frustrated by the process. It’s also completely normal to feel excited by the process. Here’s a look at what to expect. Most surrogate screenings are done by agencies. Of …