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Egg Donation and Legal Contracts

At Fertility SOURCE Companies (The Donor SOURCE & The Surrogacy SOURCE) we take all steps necessary to ensure that our egg donors are educated, informed, and protected before beginning their journey of donating such an amazing gift.

Here are some helpful answers to questions we hear most often regarding the legal process of egg donation. This interview was performed by Missi Lockwood, Fertility SOURCE Companies Director of Donor Recruitment, and Robert Tzall of the Law Offices of Robert M. Tzall.
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Health Insurance Tips for LGBT Individuals & Their Families

For years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families faced difficulties in getting health coverage and access to medical services they needed.

However, thanks to the passing of the Affordable Care Act and a recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, these situations have drastically improved for the LGBT community and their families:

• Companies that offer health care coverage to opposite sex-spouses must now also offer coverage to same-sex spouses.
• Same-sex couples are eligible for the same Marketplace tax credits as married couples of the opposite sex.
• Insurance companies cannot increase premiums due to a pre-existing condition for same-sex couples.
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Pregnancy Hormones You Should Know About

One moment you are thrilled with the idea of being pregnant, and the next you are weeping on the couch, feeling overwhelmed. Welcome to the world of pregnancy hormones. The way hormones affect the body can be overwhelming. Learning about these hormones and how they will affect you will help make sense of your swinging emotions and the changes your body is experiencing.
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FSC Partner Spotlight August 2015

Fertility SOURCE Companies would like to honor our partnership with Fertility Centers of Illinois this August!

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Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) locations are conveniently located throughout the Chicago area, specializing in comprehensive fertility services since 1976. FCI is among the largest providers of fertility services in the U.S, and the fastest growing in the Chicago area. This growth has been the result of a supportive and personalized approach to fertility care. FCI offers some of the most sophisticated reproductive technology services and are one of a handful of referral centers for advanced genetic and fertility treatments.
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Termination in Surrogacy

In the last several months I’ve noticed a trend in potential surrogates decisions regarding termination when completing their applications. These young women seem to prefer not to terminate a pregnancy for fetal anomalies such as Down’s Syndrome or other chromosomally abnormal conditions. The medical community knows there can be multiple anomalies that cannot be tested for and there is a high rate of false positive evaluations, despite the rigorous procedures one most go through.
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The Human(s) Who Takes Care of Us

The “Path to Parenthood” can take many roads. However, folks that utilize assisted reproduction are intimately connected to the choices (and roads) that diverge on the long journey between us and the existence of the little ones that look to us for nurturing. There are lots of decisions along the way that are confusing and fill us with uncertainty. There are lots of decisions that don’t have right or wrong answers. There are decisions that may complicate and simplify the creation stories of our growing families.
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