When you start considering a surrogacy journey and you begin performing research, you will find tons of conflicting information. Usually, this will lead to difficulties with decision-making. For example, you will be bombarded with concepts such as “types of surrogacy”, “gestational vs traditional surrogacy”, “altruistic vs compensated surrogacy”, “private vs agency surrogacy”, etc. We’ve written this small article to help you through this part of the surrogacy journey (independent surrogacy vs agency surrogacy. We hope you find it helpful!
Surrogacy is one of the most generous acts someone can offer to another person. For the people who make the incredible decision to help make parenthood possible, our appreciation and gratitude at Fertility Source Companies know no bounds.
Surrogacy has made tremendous strides in popularity over the past few years and the demand for this third-party reproduction has grown exponentially. Couples who previously were not able to conceive on their own, as well as LGBTQ+ and single intended parents, are now able to experience the joys of parenthood through surrogacy.
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
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.
Jennifer has been a member of our FSC family for approximately 10 years. She was a surrogate for a family from Italy in 2009-2010 for whom she delivered a little girl.