Whether organizations can establish limits on egg donor compensation is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed in Northern California. In its coverage on the issue, the Wall Street Journal turned to Circle's Gina-Marie Madow, an attorney and a four-time egg donor. Gina-Marie shared her expertise and offered thoughts on egg donor compensation:
"I helped couples chieve their dreams, and in return they helped me go to law school, buy an apartment, pursue my dreams when I was in my 20s," she told the newspaper.
The surrogacy agency has been playing a vital role in the family-building options of surrogacy and egg donation since 1995. It has proudly been instrumental in helping gay, straight, and HIV+ intended parents from more than 68 countries start their families.
Like states across the country, Oregon has seen a growth in the number of surrogacy arrangements in recent years. With favorable law and policy, the state is one of the more common places intended parents are turning to in order to build their families. The Oregonian asked Circle Surrogacy's president and founder, John Weltman, an expert in assisted reproduction law, for his thoughts:
"Oregon is a great state for surrogacy, no question about it," Welman said, ranking it among the top five places for surrogacy in the country alongside Connecticut, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts.
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Are children of surrogate mothers "Synthetic babies," as the fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana have just claimed? Or are they normal children with happy parents? Reporter Katrin Hummel of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung explores the recent controversy of the Italian fashion designers' remarks, interviewing one family through Circle Surrogacy.
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Circle's Jen Rachman, outreach coordinator and parent through the process, joins WebTalkRadio on their segment "In Search of Fertility - Domestic Surrogacy." Click here to watch.
"It is a big decision to pursue surrogacy. However, once you are ready to move forward there are many factors to navigate. Today you will obtain important must have information as we speak with Jen Rachman from Circle Surrogacy."