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Good news for potential gestational surrogates in Washington state and those who would like to work with a surrogate from Washington to create their families. Washington passed the Uniform Parentage Act, signing it into law in March. The law will take effect January 1, 2019. The new state law gives individuals who are struggling with… Read more »

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You’ve gone through all the screenings and preparation, both physical and emotional. You’ve taken all the medications and supplements, passed all the tests, lined up your support system and now it’s here—the big day. Here’s what to expect. Get some rest. If you are traveling to the fertility clinic, you will probably stay overnight in… Read more »

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When you undergo your initial screening with a surrogacy agency, you may be surprised they have so many questions about the support you get at home. That’s because your surrogacy journey can go much more smoothly when you know your friends, family and spouse have your back. You may think this journey is yours alone,… Read more »

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While today’s IVF procedures typically take a more conservative approach when deciding the number of embryos to be implanted, it’s still possible for a surrogate to carry as many as two or three babies. This can occur because more embryos thrive than anticipated or because the intended parents choose to have multiples. As a surrogate,… Read more »

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When you first hold your new baby, you will experience a rush of emotions. You probably expect to feel love, warmth and joy, but you may be surprised you also feel afraid or overwhelmed. If you think you would be less nervous if you had carried the baby yourself, that is not the case. All… Read more »

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Phaedra is one of our Surrogacy Coordinators in Tampa, Florida. She first heard about surrogacy in her early 20’s, well before she ever had children of her own. She vividly remembers seeing a news segment about the scientific process and being fascinated by how helpful this would be for those in need and a little… Read more »

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If you’re thinking about becoming a surrogate, there are a lot of things to consider. You’ll have plenty of questions and need advice and support. Your best resource for both is your surrogacy agency. But you may wonder, does it matter if you use a local agency or a national one with a wide reach?… Read more »

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If you’re considering egg donation, it’s important to go in with both eyes open. It’s essential to know what to expect every step along the way. Gaining a full understanding of any risks you should be aware of in the testing, preparation, retrieval and recovery stages can help you begin your surrogacy journey with confidence…. Read more »

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Lauren is our Senior Surrogacy Coordinator at Surrogate Solutions. Like all of our surrogacy coordinators, Lauren’s initial experience with surrogacy came first-hand through being a surrogate. She had read about it and thought “I could do that.” Lauren felt her pregnancies had been almost unfairly easy and the more people she talked to about this… Read more »

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We recently spoke to founder and CEO of Surrogate Solutions, Gayle Garrett about the reasons women choose to become surrogates. She shared that for most women, the reasons are very personal. For the most part it’s some variation of feeling fortunate they were able to become pregnant and blessed to have a family of their… Read more »