Entering into a surrogacy arrangement is an exciting time for both intended parents and their gestational surrogate. Understandably, expectations on both sides will be high, and everyone will want to feel confident that their preferences for the surrogacy journey are being respected. We have provided this guide for both parties to help ensure that everyone feels they are truly getting the most out of the arrangement. We hope intended parents and surrogates will consider our recommendations below prior to the matching process. Read more
Getting advice about surrogacy regulations before entering into any surrogacy arrangement will ensure that all parties involved understand matters in their legal context and know what they are committing to. Read more
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! This month, we honor the history of the gay liberation movement led by the activism of trans and gender-nonconforming organizers. Pride has evolved immensely over the past few decades, entering the mainstream in waves unheard of just twenty years ago. However, though much has changed in the eyes and opinions of the public, the driving forces of LGBTQ+ advocacy remain steadfast. The ability to publicly connect with the rich history of June helps queer people look confidently into the liberated future.
For those interested in becoming an egg donor, we thank you for your consideration of our donation program. We understand that those who are new to the world of egg donation will have questions, especially regarding how to gain acceptance into a donor program.
In the United States, approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle to conceive and/or sustain a pregnancy. However, the conversation around infertility remains largely in the shadows. Because of this lack of awareness, many who are coping with infertility report feeling confused, isolated, and anxious. With the number of people facing infertility, there is a strong chance that someone you know is struggling to start a family and is suffering emotionally from the experience. Luckily, there is a way you can help.
If you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis, know that you are not alone. It’s estimated that about 1 in 10 women suffers from this condition and that an overwhelming majority also face infertility issues. If you are among these women and are hoping to conceive, you and your partner may be considering assisted reproduction. However, because endometriosis affects every woman’s body and fertility differently, fertility treatments can vary among patients.
On February 15, 2021, the Child-Parent Security Act in New York finally brought an end to the decades-long ban on paid gestational surrogacy that hindered modern family-building for countless New Yorkers.
Staci started off with FSC as a receptionist in 2009. She has worked her way up over the years to her current position as Director of Recruitment.
For things to run smoothly in egg donor and surrogacy arrangements, there are many moving parts involved, including the matching process, medical details, financial details, legalities, and logistics. As such, it’s important that you work with a competent egg donor or surrogacy agency when pursuing this path to parenthood.
The heralding of a new year always gives us the opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come along while simultaneously focusing on how we can continue to improve. For the third-party reproduction community, this means improving the conversation that surrounds fertility and third-party reproduction.