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, […]

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 […]

LGBT Parents through Surrogacy? Participate in This Survey!

kids jumping on a soccer field“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 […]