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  Through the surrogacy journey, bonds are developed with all parties involved.  While this looks different for everyone, many of the people involved ask for gift ideas whether it’s for the surrogate or for the intended parents-to-be. We asked both parties about gifts they have given and received, and this is what they said: Gifts… Read more »

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  One of our sweet intended mothers recently met her daughter for the first time a couple of months ago, and all of her dreams came true. Here is her story. “My infertility journey has spanned several years. In 2005, I finally got pregnant with triplets via UIU after many attempts. However, I had a… Read more »

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Navigating and traversing a surrogacy journey can be daunting, to say the least, but how can a husband support his wife through this process? An Intended Father who recently went through the surrogacy process gives his advice below. Take as many of the administrative aspects of the journey off your wife’s plate as possible. Having a… Read more »

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As a new parent in 2019, you’ve got a wealth of resources at your fingertips. While your parents might have needed books, journals, or late night phone calls to doctors or friends, you can access much of what you need by simply downloading a mobile app to your phone. There is no shortage of apps… Read more »

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While rewarding, surrogacy can be difficult both physically and emotionally. It’s helpful to be able to lean on your family for support during this time. Unfortunately, sometimes people have a hard time understanding gestational surrogacy or don’t feel that they can support the decision. That’s when you may need to find other resources to partner… Read more »

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As an intended parent, you’ve spent years trying to get pregnant and have a baby. But now that the time is here, and your baby will soon be joining your family, you may not know what to expect. Don’t worry. Whether families birth children themselves, adopt, or create families through gestational surrogacy, they share many… Read more »

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When you’re ready to become a gestational surrogate, there is probably nothing more important than your selection of intended parents. When you meet with them, you’ll probably have a list of questions to ensure you are on the same page. Here are three things you may not have thought of. Clear boundaries Every surrogate/intended parent… Read more »

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Your friends and family are probably aware of your struggle to have children. Perhaps you are working through fertility issues or need help creating a family because you are single or in a same sex relationship. Those who have never encountered these kinds of issues in having a family may not even be aware that… Read more »

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Depending on your relationship with your intended parents, you may wonder if it’s okay to ask them for help during your pregnancy. After all, they are already paying for a lot of expenses that go into a surrogate pregnancy. But, chances are that helping you out will increase their involvement in the pregnancy and help… Read more »

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If you’re building your family through surrogacy, you may want or need to use an egg donor. Many people need to use egg donors.  These include women who do not have viable eggs or who are concerned about passing on diseases or conditions that may be hereditary. Same sex couples and single men will also… Read more »