What You Need To Know About Today’s Supreme Court Decisions

It has been a great day for gay and lesbian Americans and for LGBT families. In two historic rulings, the Supreme Court has: 1) effectively allowed same-sex marriage in California, and 2) granted federal benefits to married same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is legal. We break down what each ruling means below. United […]

Embryoscope Gains Traction

For intended parents via surrogacy and/or egg donation, the field of assisted reproduction has been reaping the benefits of advancing technologies. One such example is the recently rolled-out embryoscope, which is revolutionizing in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF involves fertilizing and cultivating embryos in a lab. The embryos are then implanted in the uterine lining of an […]

Does a surrogate pregnancy differ from a personal pregnancy?

Heartburn. Check. Waddle. Check, check. Frequent trips to the ladies’ room. Check, check, check. My surrogate pregnancy was similar to my personal pregnancies. However, there were definitely a few (rather large) ways that it differed from the pregnancies I’d had with my own children. In Vitro Fertilization In the weeks leading up to the scheduled embryo […]

The Program Coordinator’s Role

If you frequent our blog or have read any one of our numerous downloads (Surrogacy Cost Information, Surrogacy for Gay Couples, Intended Parents, Egg Donor, and Surrogate), you’ve likely heard the term Program Coordinator (PC). And for those of you who don’t know what a Program Coordinator’s role is at our agency, we’ve got you covered. Essentially, […]

What is In Vitro Fertilization?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. Robert Edwards, also known as the Father of IVF, paved the way for assisted reproduction technology (ART). Further, IVF is the medical procedure behind gestational surrogacy. In the case of surrogacy and egg donation, eggs are removed from an egg donor or from […]