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Tips for Writing a Fabulous Surrogate Intro Letter

You’ve read an ATS Spotlight, or classified ad, and are interested in speaking with the Intended Parents further to see if it’s a good match. How do you come across the right way? By writing a fabulous surrogate intro letter, of course! Check out our tips below to get started on yours: First impressions are everything. However, your first conversation …

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Surprise! Your Surrogate is Having Multiples!

While some parents will openly seek and try to achieve a multiple pregnancy, the news that your surrogate has been confirmed with more than one fetus can come as a surprise. In the rare instance that your surrogate becomes pregnant with triplets or other high order multiples the news can be immensely overwhelming. Whether achieved intentionally or not, the news …

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The Surrogacy Journey to Baby Paine: Embryo Transfer

I can’t believe it has already been a month since transfer. Can that be right?! Life got the best of me, and (obviously) the blog hasn’t been updated in quite awhile. A bit of time has passed and it isn’t as fresh in my memory as it would have been a month ago (sorry). Nonetheless, I’ll try to give you a good depiction …

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What No One Tells You About Surrogacy: Kaitlyn’s Story

On September 8th, 22 weeks pregnant with twins as a surrogate, I had an appointment with my regular OBGYN. We did our usual routine ultrasound and everything looked normal. The babies were moving away and happy as could be in my belly. I had another appointment with my high risk doctor the next day, just my routine check. I went …

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Surrogate Hospital Door Sign FREE Printable

Who needs a Surrogate hospital door sign?! We’ve got a FREE printable for you! Surrogate hospital deliveries can be an interesting time. When doctors and nurses walk into a room they’re not always checking to see if you’re mom or the surrogate, and oftentimes the surrogate is left explaining the situation multiple times. This thankfully isn’t the case for everyone, …

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Surrogate Birth Photography: Amanda’s Delivery

Birth is an amazing process. I absolutely love being able to attend births – surrogacy or not. Months ago I promised a local(ish) SurroSister that as long as she and the Dads-to-be wanted me there, I would be there. To be her/their Surrogacy Advocate (should the need arise, not all hospitals are familiar with surrogacy), Birth Photographer, as well as friend/extra …

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Limited Edition In it for the OUTCOME Shirt Campaign!

I’ve been running an online surrogacy shop for a few years now, continually adding and improving designs. My recent design has garnered a lot of positive feedback and attention, so I thought “let’s try something new”! Shirt campaigns are a fun way to get the word out about something special, and this, my friends, *is* something special! Surrogacy is often …

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Surrogate Stories: Emilee

My surrogacy journey started out much like any other. I wanted to develop a bond with my intended parents and was struggling to find a way to do it. We had awkward texts and awkward silences. But I was just so determined to help them that I knew I couldn’t give up. I decided to use humor to build a …

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Awkward Surrogacy Explanation Moments

Candace – Infertility never fully leaves you. I am no longer obsessing over ovulation or how I will pay for our next IVF. I was not too naïve to think that once Jellybean came into our lives, that it would all go away like the swift wave of a magical baby wand and POOF! All the emotional scars and baggage …

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Freemie Review and Giveaway!

Hands free pumping, without anyone realizing you’re pumping… what?! You read that right! How is it possible? A fantastic new product, called Freemie! Pumping breastmilk is a round-the-clock job, as many know. When Dr. Stella Dao returned to work following the birth of her child, she was overwhelmed with her work schedule and the need to sit and pump. How …