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How to: Explain Surrogacy to Children

Oh boy! The idea of explaining your choice to become a surrogate to your children is overwhelming! In fact, we’ve heard about a lot of surrogates who are less worried about telling their bosses their choice to become a surrogate than they are to talk with their young kids! Well, take a deep breath and relax. Trust us when we …

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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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Surrogacy Soapbox

In my experience with surrogacy, people fall into one of four categories in their opinions: A) Surrogacy is the most amazing thing a woman can do for another person and anyone who does it should be given a medal. Or at least a huge hug. B) Surrogacy is pretty cool. Good for you for doing it. Those twins sure are …

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Surrogacy Timeline for Surrogates

Approximate Timeline of the Surrogacy Process for Surrogates First and foremost, keep in mind that surrogacy is not a quick process. It can sometimes take years to complete a single journey. This is due to the many variables and factors that go into each surrogacy arrangement and IVF (in- vitro fertilization) cycle. Many parties and individuals need to sync schedules, testing …

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HIV+ Surrogacy: Cat’s Out of the Bag

Prior to publicly posting the blog, I talked to all of my close friends and family. Many of them already knew I was planning on a second surrogacy, but not the details. On one hand, it’s really none of their business what I choose to do with my time and family, and it’s certainly not like they were going to …

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Requirements to Become a Surrogate

It takes a special woman to have the desire to carry a baby for another. But did you know, that even though these special women are few and far between, there are also certain requirements to become a surrogate? Regardless of whether you choose to sign on with a surrogacy agency or go the independent route, there will be a …

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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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Growing Generations Announces New Compensation Packages

*This post is sponsored content, courtesy of Growing Generations. Growing Generations proudly announces changes to their comprehensive surrogate benefit package including a new bonus for experienced surrogates coming to Growing Generations. A leader in the surrogacy and egg donation industry, Los Angeles based Growing Generations is pleased to announce the introduction of their “NEW2GG” bonus incentive program for experienced surrogates. …

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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 …