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GenePeeks Announces Partnership with Fertility SOURCE Companies

GenePeeks, Inc., a computational genomics company focused on transforming genetic disease risk analysis, today announced a new partnership with Fertility SOURCE Companies® and its two divisions: The Donor SOURCE™, a premier egg donation agency, and The Surrogacy SOURCE™, a specialized gestational surrogacy program. This announcement signals continued momentum for GenePeeks Preconception Screen, which identifies the combined parental risk of passing on more than 1,000 serious genetic diseases.
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How to Help Your Child Understand Donor Conception

Children need to know about the people who created them. This is a hard topic to discuss when the child is conceived through egg donation. It can be even more difficult to know when and how to explain this to you child and if it even should be brought up. But when children are trying to create an identity for themselves, they need to understand that the way in which they were conceived doesn’t make them less loved or different, but that it brought their family together.
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The Medical Gestational Surrogacy Process: What Surrogates Need To Know

To most, gestational surrogacy equates to pregnancy. And while this is true, there is an entirely separate process leading up to a surrogate pregnancy that often lends to a multitude of questions.

The first thing I want all potential surrogates to understand is that you are not going to be related to the baby your body is growing. Here at The Surrogacy SOURCE, we only facilitate gestational surrogacy. This is where your body is literally the oven for the Intended Parents bun (embryos created with their own egg/sperm, or with donor egg/sperm).
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Selecting a Surrogate: When You Know it’s the Right Match

One of the more daunting tasks in the surrogacy process is selecting a surrogate. For many parents there is the worry that “the perfect match” is around the corner. It can be difficult for some parents to make the decision to go forward with a particular surrogate not knowing what profiles might come available in the next day or week. This can be a nerve-wrecking game to play with oneself though. It is true that you may miss out on a surrogate that you “click with” even more than the surrogate you have selected, but you could also pass up on some amazing surrogates in the meantime.
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