There are two types of surrogacy, gestational and traditional. However, gestational surrogacy can include four different types of arrangements and traditional can include two different types of arrangements, so there are six different types of surrogacy arrangements: Gestational Surrogacy: When the intended mother is not be able to carry a baby to term her egg and the intended father’s sperm are used to create an embryo (via IVF) that is implanted into and carried byRead More
There are many moving parts in the surrogacy journey in US and Canada, but there are some common surrogacy specialists that you will need to get in contact to during this process: SURROGACY AGENCY Find surrogacy agency. Initial meeting between the surrogacy agency and the intended parents. The surrogacy agency will provide the intended parents with agency documentation such as: agency retainer of services, estimated global cost, surrogate profile, surrogate estimated cost. The surrogacy agency will arrangeRead More
Intendent parents can be afraid when their surrogate tells them she wants a midwife.  Is there any risk having a midwife? Obstetricians are the most common choice in US and Canada, however many surrogate mothers will rather choose a midwife as their care provider because of the specialized treatment and care they receive from them while intendent parents would rather have an obstetrician due their experience and expertise. In US and Canada, you have what they call registeredRead More
Third party reproduction is a great alternative way for some people to have a family others it may be their last chance to have a biological child. No matter what your sexual orientation, age, race or religion, Surrogacy can be your journey to parenthood. What is surrogacy? There are two types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Gestational Surrogacy is when a woman (surroate or gestational carrier) carries a child for someone else (Intendent Parents). ThisRead More
Contrary to popular belief, the practice of surrogacy in Canada is legal, however as per the Assisted Human Reproduction Act passed in 2004, it is illegal for a surrogate mother or egg donor to be compensated for her services, except for the reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses during the process. What are the big differences between surrogacy in USA and Canada? Cost: The cost of surrogacy in Canada can be lower compared toRead More
The Egg Donors want to help Intended Parents for many reasons but the underlying reason is to help loving, deserving people, who otherwise cannot have children, build their family. Egg Donation, simply put, is the process by which a woman donates her eggs for purposes of assisted reproduction. Egg donation typically involves in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technology, where the donor eggs are fertilized with the Intended Father’s or donor sperm. The fertilized embryo is then, transferredRead More
As of the 1st of January 2017, the All Families are Equal Act in Ontario (Canada) will be in force. One of the concerns is the possibility for the surrogate to change her mind within 7 days of the birth:”The surrogate provided written consent to give up her parental status both before conception and seven days after the birth of the child.” This is not new in Canada, Alberta and other provinces already had lawsRead More
Surrogacy in Canada or in US is not always an easy journey and sometimes a few tips can make that journey a bit easier. Surrogates want to help intendent parents with the dream of a baby and are honored to keep a lifelong connection if possible.  There are for things that you might consider when building your relationship with your surrogate in Canada or US. They are: trust, communication, appropriate boundaries and flexibility Trust: isRead More
One of most common form of surrogacy is the gestational surrogacy. This is a type of surrogacy where the In Vitro Fertilization is used. What is IVF? This an assisted reproductive technology that manually fertilizes an egg with sperm in a laboratory dish and then transferring the embryo to the surrogate mother. With this kind of fertilization process, the surrogate mother does not have any genetic connection to the child. The success of the process willRead More
If you want to become a surragte mother or you are looking for a gestational carrier, there are different things that you need to pay attention to before you begin the process. One of these things is the Zika virus. Why  Zika virus? – Zika virus can be easily spread from mother to fetus during pregnancy. – The virus can lead to birth defects. – There is no vaccine or medication for the virus. You canRead More