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Agency Spotlight Choice Surrogacy

On October 20th 2015, longtime industry expert Trish Taylor took an exciting step when she founded and launched a brand new surrogacy agency: Choice Surrogacy. Though the agency itself is new to the fast-growing field of assisted reproduction, they’ve hit the ground running with seasoned professionals that have decades of experience with surrogacy. What Makes Choice Surrogacy Unique? Intended Parents and …

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ATS Lawyer Spotlight: The Law Office of David M. Secouler

They say we are often thrown into our paths in life. This saying rings true for David Secouler. It all started during his final year of law school, when David Secouler was introduced to a whole new world – the wonderful world of surrogacy. All thanks to his wife. Just like many other women, Kara Secouler had the desire to …

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ATS Agency Spotlight: Family Source Consultants

It was January 2007, when Family Source Consultants opened their doors in Chicago, Illinois. Born from the ideas of two passionate women who had created their families through surrogacy, and felt called to help others do the same. Family Source Consultants Co-Founders, Staci Swiderski and Zara Griswold, both built their families via gestational surrogacy. It was their personal experiences, paired with …

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Superior Court Rules PA Surrogacy Contracts Enforceable

Written by: David M. Secouler There have been some BIG developments to Pennsylvania surrogacy law, and PA surrogacy contracts over the past few months – and we here at the Law Office of David M. Secouler are very excited! So excited that I had to write two articles! After developing a quick legal analysis, my wife, Kara, politely informed me …

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The Surrogacy Journey to Baby Paine – The First Trimester!

Mostly by Laura (IM) and a little from Brooks (IF) I think we can all admit that the first trimester flew by! Where to even begin to recap? It has been such a roller coaster of emotions on this journey, so we have broken it out into weeks between ultrasounds to organize our thoughts. Beta – First Ultrasound at 6.5 …

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Stillbirth during Surrogacy: The Healing Continues

A little recap: Kaitlyn was carrying twin boys as a surrogate. Sadly the pregnancy ended at 23 weeks, and the boys did not make it. You can read more about that here: What No One Tells You About Surrogacy: Kaitlyn’s Story. Many have asked about Kaitlyn since, so I reached out to see if she would like to share an update. …

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MRKH & Surrogacy: Bram’s Birth Story

On September 29, 2015 at 8:43am our son Bram Hopewell​ was born into this world.  Our lives changed in an instant, it was love at first sight and the beginning of a new journey in our life. The morning of the 28th we had our 39 week midwife appointment. When they checked her and she was 2-3cm dilated. Heather requested the …

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Agency Spotlight: Surrogate Alternatives, Inc

Sitting down to speak with Diana Olmeda, CEO of Surrogate Alternatives, Inc, I was prepared with a plethora of questions to ask, in wanting to bring the best information to all of you. Only, that list of questions sat on my desk, untouched. You see, Diana is one of those people who, upon meeting for the first time, feels like you’ve …

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The Surrogacy Journey to Baby P: Holy High BETA!

Transfer Day and one HOLY HIGH BETA Where has the time gone? It has been far too long since I have caught up on our ATS blog. Here is a rather lengthy entry to catch up on the past few weeks of events! Med Cycle There were a good 5 – 6 weeks of meds and waiting before transfer day …

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FREE Surrogacy Printable

When it comes to surrogacy gifts, finding something that represents the journey, the people you meet, and the relationships that come from it, isn’t always easy. I’m is always looking to fill that void, and to offer fitting gifts aimed at the surrogacy community. And that’s where this fun, free surrogacy printable comes in! I’ve designed some great shirts and accessories …