4 Ways to Be a Great Surrogate Mother

“What makes a great surrogate mother?” We often get this question from surrogates (and intended parents). Unfortunately, there’s no clear cut answer. However, there are several qualities and factors that play into a successful journey as a surrogate mother. Beyond meeting the requirements and passing screening, a strong surrogate should have a love of pregnancy, […]

New York Surrogacy Law: A Look at the Child-Parent Security Act Bill

Following Washington D.C.’s lead from earlier this month, the state of New York is reevaluating its ban on surrogacy arrangements by re-filing the Child-Parent Security Act bill for further consideration. Currently, the state’s statute declares any surrogacy contracts to be void, requiring New York residents to pursue surrogacy counsel in other states. The bill would allow New […]

Surrogacy for Cancer Survivors: Video for intended parents

Circle Surrogacy and Stupid Cancer teamed up to educate cancer survivors about family-building during Surrogacy for Survivors. The Google Hangout on Air was held earlier this month, but is continuously available on our YouTube page. Jen Rachman led the informal information session and group discussion. Jen is an outreach coordinator at Circle, a cancer survivor, […]

Google Hangout on Air: Surrogate Chat with Jamie!

Thanks to our recent collaboration with 5th Street East, Circle is launching its first digital video on surrogacy on February 2, 2015. Visit www.circlesurrogacy.com/surrogates at 6pm to be one of the first to view it. To celebrate, we are also hosting a Google Hangout on Air with panelists Jamie, experienced surrogate who is featured in the video, and […]

Surrogacy in the U.S.: Options for Intended Parents

Circle Surrogacy recently hosted a free online information session on surrogacy options in the United States for intended parents. It provides an overview of the process of becoming a parent through surrogacy, including: Screening and matching egg donors and surrogates, Securing your parental rights, Costs, In vitro fertilization, and Personal stories and expert advice for […]

Surrogacy Law in D.C. May Soon Change

Currently, intended parents cannot pursue surrogacy arrangement in Washington, D.C. But hope floats as 11 sitting members of the D.C. Council unanimously introduced a new bill last week. The Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act of 2015 seeks to put in place a legal framework for intended parents looking to pursue surrogacy. The bill also aims to […]

LGBT Parents through Surrogacy? Participate in This Survey!

kids through assisted reproduction“an informal publication for youth and young adults struggling with the many questions of growing up in an LGBTQ family built with the help of assisted reproductive technologies. The ART guide will be available on the COLAGE website in electronic format and will include all ART methods that LGBTQ families are using to create families. It will offer testimonials of youth and young adults in order to answer the questions and address the concerns of other ART-conceived youth. The guide will discuss how these youth and their families define the relationship they share with their donor or surrogate. It will address the struggles youth face when talking about their method of conception with their peers and having to explain their family.”

 

COLAGE, an organization that supports people with LGBTQ parents, is collecting data to create an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Guide. COLAGE describes the guide as: “an informal publication for youth and young adults struggling with the many questions of growing up in an LGBTQ family built with the help of assisted reproductive technologies. The ART […]