Canada: The Cost Of Surrogacy In Canada

Written by Lauri on March 18, 2020

A recent article from CBC News Vancouver, “Why a lack of oversight of surrogacy in Canada leaves some parents feeling taken advantage of” raises questions about the level of transparency and oversight in the surrogacy process in Canada.

In Canada, it is illegal to pay a surrogate to be a surrogate (and carries a maximum penalty of $500,000 and up to 10 years in prison), but it is not illegal to reimburse her for specific allowed expenses. In June 2020, changes

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Life Whisperer Global Partnership With – Fertility Road

Written by Lauri on February 25, 2020

Fertility Road announces exclusive global partnership with AI company Life Whisperer


A new partnership brings together Fertility Road and Life Whisperer two leaders in the global fertility market and paves the way for a leap forward in the way scientists choose the most viable embryos in the IVF selection process.

Fertility Road is the world’s leading preconception platform for patients and has, over a decade been at the forefront of promoting emerging technologies, treatments and support to fertility patients across the globe. Working across five

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Growing Families Conference – Surrogacy & Donor Conception

Written by Lauri on February 7, 2020

For many Australian couples who have experienced medical complications in pregnancy, or for whom carrying a baby is not physically or medically possible, working with a surrogate to create their family becomes the best way forward to create a family.

Coming to this decision may be difficult and fraught with intense emotion, or it may be something you’ve known would be the case for a long time and it just is. However, knowing where to start to begin the process is

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Should Germany’s ban on egg donation be lifted?

Written by Lauri on February 4, 2020

Germany is one of the few European countries where surrogate motherhood and egg donation are completely banned. But there is a growing movement for overturning, or at least softening, a law many consider outdated.


It’s time that women in Germany were allowed to donate eggs and become surrogate mothers, according to at least one of the country’s major political parties, as well as the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Germany is one of only four countries in central and western Europe

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South Dakota lawmaker introduces bill that would ban commercial surrogacy in the state

Written by Lauri on January 27, 2020

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill that would prohibit commercial surrogacy contracts and provide a penalty for facilitating a commercial surrogacy.

House Bill 1096 was introduced by state Rep. Jon Hansen, R-Dell Rapids, on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The bill has seven other co-sponsors.

According to the bill text, “any broker who knowingly engages in, advertises services for, offers payment of money or other consideration for, profits from, solicits a woman for, or otherwise assists or participates in commercial surrogacy”

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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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