Agency vs. Independent Matches: Pros and Cons

If you are wondering how to find a surrogate, there are two main ways to go about it. You can use an agency, which has experience matching prospective parents with surrogates. Or you can find your surrogate independently and perhaps ask someone you know to be the...

How Are Gestational Carriers Recruited?

Becoming a gestational carrier is a wonderful way to give the most amazing gift to someone who wants to start their own family. A gestational carrier acts as a surrogate to carry the fertilized egg to term. In vitro fertilization implants an embryo formed from the...

Using a Friend or Family Member as a Surrogate

If you have decided to have someone carry your child as a surrogate, a natural question is whether it can be someone you know. Surrogacy is an intimate and personal experience. It might seem appealing to enlist a person you already feel close to instead of asking...

Immunizations You Need Before Becoming a Surrogate

If you’ve decided to become a surrogate, you are giving the gift of life to a family who is unable to bring a child into this world for a variety of reasons. This amazing and life-changing experience will fill you with joy at the thought of helping a family in...

Surrogacy and Insurance Coverage

Many intended parents are surprised to learn that one of the costs they should consider when preparing for surrogacy is medical insurance for the surrogate mother. In general, most health insurance will not cover the costs associated with surrogate pregnancies, making...