This weekend was exciting! Both Kathryn and I had the pleasure of being part of an extensive ‘expert’ video shoot for the new website GlobalIVF.com If you haven’t checked it out, please do! It’s a great site, full of information for those IPs looking to travel overseas for any Assisted Reproduction services, and for those coming to the States for the same. It lists clinics, laws, costs, etc around the globe – and I know
The following link raises some interesting thoughts regarding rants and raves about doctors on the internet. I’m sure what will follow is the same consideration regarding services — including surrogacy agencies, egg donation agencies, etc. I guess more ‘food for thought’ that we not just blindly trust what we read on the web, and before making a very important decision – like choosing a doctor or an agency – do your research. Here at Agency for
This story gives plenty of food for thought … here is a woman who has given the gift of life, over and over again to so many infertile people. In the press and online, many are questioning that she has done it too many times — at the risk of her own health and potentially now of any future baby(ies). My greater concern is the fact that she has NEVER had/raised a child of her own — yet acted as
Happy New Year! Hoping that all of your dreams come true in 2010!
From all of us at Agency for Surrogacy Solutions!
I sit here on the night before New Year’s Eve, reflecting on the year that has slipped by so quickly. It almost feels like it went too quickly, like nothing monumental happened. But in fact, that is so very far from the truth. Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, Inc has been privileged to play a part in creating so many families this past year – families that would never have existed without surrogacy, egg donation, assisted reproduction.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays!
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The medical procedure for the Embryo Transfer (ET) to the Gestational Surrogate (GS) is similar to having a Pap smear. In most cases it’s pain-free. First, your menstrual cycle and the menstrual cycle of the Intended Mother (IM) or Egg Donor (ED) are synchronized using birth control pills and daily injections of Lupron, a drug that suppresses ovulation. If it seems scary, don�t worry! Everyone who has been through the process feels intimidated at first. Often after the first few
If you pass the initial screening, we will ask you to fill out a much longer questionnaire, which covers a broad range of subjects so that we, and eventually potential Intended Parents, can get to know you. This questionnaire should take roughly 30 minutes to complete. We prefer to send and receive the questionnaire by e-mail.
We will also need photographs of you and your family. It’s easiest if the photographs are digital format and are sent through the Internet. If
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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There are two general types of Surrogate Mothers — Gestational Surrogates (GS) and Traditional Surrogates (TS). Each has some variations:
1. Gestational Surrogate (GS) or Gestational Carrier (GC)In this process, the Gestational Surrogate becomes pregnant through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), using the eggs from the Intended Mother (IM). The Gestational Surrogate receives the fertilized egg through an Embryo Transfer (ET), a quick, painless procedure. The Gestational Surrogate has no genetic relationship to the baby. This is currently the most popular form