There are two types of surrogacy process, 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 cannot carry a baby to term but her eggs and the intended father’s sperm are used to create an embryo (via IVF) that transferred and carried by the surrogate mother. With thisRead 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 registered midwivesRead 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? What is the difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy? There are two types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Gestational Surrogacy is when a woman (surroate or gestational carrier) carriesRead 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 out of pocket expenses related to the pregnancy during the surrogacy process. What are the big differences between surrogacy in USA and Canada?  Cost: The cost of surrogacy in Canada canRead More
If you are at a time in your life when becoming an egg donor is an option for you, you have a chance to forever change the lives of a family. The Egg Donors want to help Intended Parents for many reasons but the principal reason is to help loving, deserving people, who otherwise cannot have children, build their family. Egg Donation process, simply put, is a medical procedure by which a woman (named egg donor)Read 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 mother to change her mind within seven days of the birth:”The surrogate provided written consent to give up her parental status both before conception and 7 days after the birth of the child.” This kind of regulation is not totally new in Canada, Alberta and otherRead More
Surrogacy in USA or in Canada 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.  Being a surrogate mother is a challenging journey and there are some things that you might consider when building your relationship with your surrogate in Canada or the United States. They are: trust, communication,Read 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 mother (or surrogate mother). With this kind of fertilization process, the surrogate mother does not have any genetic connection to the child. The success of theRead 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