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Surrogacy Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

By: Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2020 Category: Uncategorized

With COVID-19 still on the rise in many parts of the world, there are a shocking number of babies who have yet to meet their forever families as a result. The heartbreaking reality for one such family has opened many eyes to the importance of being there for one another in times of need, near and f ...

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Support During Covid-19

By: Date: Friday, April 10th, 2020 Category: Uncategorized

The Surrogacy Center staff wants to reassure everyone that we are still here, as always, for support and guidance during this difficult time. We encourage our clients, and anyone interested in working with us to help build their forever family, to reach out via phone or email for any and all questi ...

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Coping with Covid-19

By: Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Category: Uncategorized

In the wake of this dreadful COVID-19 pandemic affecting us all near and far, The Surrogacy Center wants to remind our clients that we are taking every precaution to maintain our own health while continuing to work with Intended Parents (IPs) all over the world to match them with a healthy Gest ...

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New York Takes a Step in the Right Direction

By: Date: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 Category: Uncategorized

With the arrival of 2020, it’s hard to believe there are still three states where compensated gestational surrogacy is illegal.  Louisiana, Michigan, and….New York?  What?  It’s true, and it seems like a surprise to many people who were not aware this was the case until they were faced with ...

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Gift Ideas for Gestational Carriers

By: Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

You have been preparing for the arrival of the newest member of your family and bonding with your Gestational Carrier for months. She is helping complete your family by giving you the most incredible gift of all – a baby! How can you ever thank her enough for this amazing gesture?  While gift ...

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Bonding with Baby When Using a Gestational Carrier

By: Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Having a family is a dream come true for many millions of hopeful intended  parents. As that journey begins, there are some who aren’t granted that wish on their own for various reasons that are often beyond their control. Gestational Surrogacy allows for a couple to utilize their own egg and spe ...

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Fact or Fiction: Myths of Gestational Surrogacy

By: Date: Monday, September 16th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

You’re strongly considering surrogacy to help grow your family. You’ve done your research, weighed the pros and cons, and maybe reached out to others who have already participated in a surrogacy journey, either as Gestational Carriers or as Intended Parents. But you still have questions…. conc ...

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Gestational Carrier Profile: B in Wisconsin

By: Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

MY JOURNEY AS A GESTATIONAL CARRIER First and foremost, how are you feeling in general, after recovering from your journey?  I delivered in early December and I’m feeling great. I worked up to my delivery date, and took a little more than 3 weeks off. It was a nice break, I got to spend some ...

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Intended Parent Profile: J and S

By: Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 Category: Uncategorized

Intended Parents J and S from Wisconsin recently welcomed baby girl K to their family!  Here they share the story of their journey, what to expect during the process, and how their experiences with parenthood are shaping their lives.  This is great information and advice for any IPs who are lookin ...

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Good Question: What if the GC wants to keep the baby?

By: Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

IPs will ask about this particular issue from time to time : What if the GC wants to keep the baby? We talk with them about how rare it is, especially when it concerns gestational (and not traditional) surrogacy, and that the agreements are written to prevent this from happening.  They s ...

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Intended Parents M and V: Our Story

By: Date: Thursday, August 30th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

  We have been together for over seven years and we always knew that we wanted to have a family. Family is very important to us. Once finished our respective graduate studies, we felt we were ready to start the journey. We explored a few options (adoption, surrogacy etc.) but surrogacy felt li ...

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A Few Words from an Experienced Gestational Carrier: Amber

By: Date: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

One of our amazing GCs shares her experiences about being a repeat carrier.  This is good information to know for anyone who is considering another journey!  Check out her story:   Hi, I'm an experienced surrogate on the beginning of my second journey.  I chose to become a surrogate main ...

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Gestational Carrier Profile: Trista

By: Date: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

First and foremost, how are you feeling in general, after recovering from your journey? GREAT!  The delivery was slightly more difficult than my own children but that was due to the fact that it was twins. What made you decide to pursue surrogacy in the first place? Throughout my life I ha ...

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Intended Parent Profile: D and M (International IPs)

By: Date: Thursday, July 12th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

In this blog series, The Surrogacy Center asks our Intended Parents and Gestational Carriers who have completed a surrogacy journey to discuss their experience with us.  We hope this will provide insight to prospective IPs and GCs who are just starting to look into surrogacy as a way to either buil ...

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The Surrogacy Center at Twin Cities Pride Festival

By: Date: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

WHAT: The Surrogacy Center booth at the Twin Cities Pride Festival WHEN: Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24:  10 am - 6 pm WHERE: Loring Park in Minneapolis It's that time of year again! Every year during the last weekend of June, a few hundred thousand people spend the weekend attendin ...

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Interested in Becoming a Gestational Carrier? An Open Letter to Potential Surrogacy Applicants

By: Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

There are many women out there (you may be one of them) who have considered helping a couple or individual who can’t otherwise conceive a child build their family by serving as their surrogate.  It takes a particular type of strong and resolute woman to follow through with providing such an a ...

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Seeking an all-inclusive surrogacy package? Look no further.

By: Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

As a detail-oriented person and consummate planner, I often find myself in situations where I think “wouldn’t it be easier if A, B and C were packaged TOGETHER and followed a more simplified process?”  I’m all about efficiency; a believer in streamlining processes to make it easier to follo ...

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Surrogacy Options in the Midwest

By: Date: Monday, March 12th, 2018 Category: Uncategorized

We are each often not granted our every wish in life, and most of those disappointments, while painful, are taken in stride by most people.  However, the issue of being able to choose to have children is one that is so personal, so culturally powerful and so public that it takes on mythic propo ...

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My Surrogacy Story by Delia

By: Date: Thursday, December 21st, 2017 Category: Uncategorized

At my 20-year high school reunion I reconnected with an old friend. We kept in touch after that and got to be close again. She eventually confided in me that she and her husband got married “late” (in their 30s) and had been having a very hard time getting pregnant. After about a year of watchin ...

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