I Just Wanted a Baby, But Surrogacy Gave Me So Much More

Written by Lauri on January 24, 2020

When I started telling people I was having a baby with a gestational surrogate, the responses ranged from awkwardly supportive to just awkward. A woman at a party congratulated me, praised me for being so clever, so ahead of the times. “Ugh, you’re brilliant,” she told me. I’d have someone else do the dirty work of motherhood for me. Genius.

Others wanted me to know I was in good company: Kim Kardashian had just been through the process. So had Gabrielle Union. And Andy

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Surrogacy is misunderstood and unfairly maligned. We need to change the narrative.

Written by Lauri on January 24, 2020

Even in this day and age, surrogacy is still misunderstood. Here are 2 women from different walks of life who needed to use surrogates (due to medical situations) to complete their families. Read below:

When I was pregnant with my son, I didn’t announce anything. I let photos of my growing bump speak for themselves. With twins on the way now, I’ve given a lot of thought to how to share the news because this

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How One Company Makes New Parenthood a Little Less Stressful for Its Employees

Written by Lauri on January 24, 2020

No two families are exactly the same, and with that, neither are their journeys to parenthood. For Joe and Nathan Matuszewski, featured in the mini-documentary above, becoming parents meant growing their family through surrogacy — which included coming face to face with the heartbreak of several failed pregnancies along the way.

Joe, an EY audit partner based in Cleveland, said he and his husband Nathan were nearly out of resources, embryos, and emotional bandwidth when they finally welcomed their first daughter, Addyson, to the family. “It’s

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Anti IVF and surrogacy Federal Judge just appointed

Written by Lauri on December 12, 2019

Despite being lambasted by reproductive rights advocates for her vigorous opposition to abortion, surrogacy and in vitro fertilization and called unqualified, Sarah Pitlyk was appointed by Republicans in the Senate to the U.S. District Court in St. Louis Missouri.

Pitlyk, the latest of President Trump’s nominees to receive a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association, has asserted that “the practice of surrogacy has grave effects on society, such as diminished respect for motherhood and the unique mother-child bond.” She

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Two Michigan women vow to change state’s anti-surrogacy stance

Written by Lauri on November 26, 2019

Two Michigan women are taking on the state of Michigan, which is considered to be the worst state in the nation for those seeking a baby through gestational surrogacy, to make it easier for other families facing infertility.

Cortney Welz and Stephanie Trombley were strangers until they were united by their unique paths to motherhood. Both women are unable to carry babies themselves due to medical conditions. So both women and their husbands decided to turn to gestational surrogates to have

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Elizabeth Banks Feels Judged For Using Surrogacy

Written by Lauri on November 26, 2019

After welcoming Felix in 2011, actress Elizabeth Banks spoke out about her fertility struggles and how using a surrogate helped give her and her husband a miracle. Banks and her husband have two children through surrogacy, Magnus is 9 and Felix is 8. She’s open about her experience, saying her “broken belly” left the couple with no other options, Banks said that she still feels judgement to this day—even amidst all of the progress our society has made. 

“Women’s reproductive issues

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Surrogacy Market Expecting Huge Growth

Written by Lauri on November 12, 2019

Global In-Vitro Fertilization market expected to reach $36 billion by 2026

When we started Agency for Surrogacy Solutions Inc in 2004 it was a new field with a lot of challenges. Today, surrogacy and IVF are an understood common medical practice and in the U.S., gestational surrogacy has become more common than a traditional surrogate. The result is the global IVF market size is expected to reach $36 billion by 2026.

The two factors that contribute to the market gains are the rise

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India Imposing Ban and Criminalizing Surrogacy

Written by Lauri on October 28, 2019

In 2002, India legalized surrogacy to promote medical tourism. Today, India is on the verge of banning and criminalizing surrogacy, a move that will effectively make the United States the only option for those looking to hire a surrogate.

India’s stringent bill will ban all forms of surrogacy with the two exceptions for women who agree to carry babies for “altruistic” reasons, meaning no payment or those who carry the baby for a “close relative”. Violators face up to 10 years

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Misconception about Surrogacy

Written by Lauri on October 10, 2019

Who Becomes a Surrogate?

The first misconception is that a women who decides to become a surrogate does it solely because of the money or that it’s “easy money”. What has become clear is that having a baby for someone else is about way more than money, it’s about family and love. Surrogacy Solutions Inc, like all reputable agencies, don’t accept women who are only motivated by the money or who are below the poverty line. This is for a few

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Twins Born Nine Days Apart

Written by Lauri on September 19, 2019

Three Year Surrogacy Journey Delivers Twins

New fathers George Arison and Dr. Robert Luo welcomed their twins Luka Arison Luo and Emilia Arison Luo after a long wait and amazing circumstances. The sibling twins arrived in the world nine days and more than 300 miles apart earlier this month. The babies, who share the same biological mother, were birthed by two different surrogate women and share two dads who spent nearly three years bringing them into the world.

The couple knew they

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