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Bonding With Your IVF Baby

By | 2018-04-03T10:51:04+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Egg Donation, IVF News|

Oftentimes a parent’s biggest concerns are how they will bond with their IVF baby. In the case of egg donation, a recipient mom undergoes the In Vitro Fertilization process to become pregnant with the help of an ovum donor. With surrogacy, the baby is carried by a surrogate mother for her intended parents who may [...]

The Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower Ever Los Angeles- A Stellar Event for Moms & Dads on All Parenting Paths

By | 2018-03-12T15:05:57+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Egg Donation|

Yesterday was not my first time attending a Big City Moms event, but it was my absolute favorite time. I have attended in the past as a new mom, as a friend accompanying a new mom, and also as Surrogate Mother bringing along one of the Intended Fathers I was carrying for. But yesterday was [...]

How to have positive communication during the surrogacy process

By | 2018-02-26T12:16:01+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Egg Donation|

You might just be starting the surrogacy process, newly matched, or currently on your journey when the question pops into your mind: how should communication work for this unfamiliar new experience? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in asking that question, and it is a fantastic question to have because it shows that you care about [...]

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Matching Recipient Parents with an Egg Donor

By | 2018-02-19T07:33:07+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Egg Donation|

I received a phone call last week, as I often do while facilitating matching recipient parents with an egg donor. The recipient said, “Vanessa, I don’t know what it is, but I feel connected to this egg donor. She seems like she would fit in our family”. There aren’t words to describe the excitement recipients have [...]

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Expanded Genetic Carrier Screening

By | 2018-02-13T15:26:16+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Egg Donation|

  Carrier screening is a term used to describe genetic testing performed on an asymptomatic individual to determine whether that person has a mutation or change within a gene that is associated with a particular disorder. Carrier screening can be performed for one specific condition or for multiple disorders. Historically, genetic screening has typically been [...]

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Egg Donation and Surrogacy: Beautiful New Beginnings

By | 2018-02-13T15:13:34+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Egg Donation|

New beginnings. Life is full of them for all of us. Egg Donation and Surrogacy bring to light some very special and unique new beginnings. For so many Intended Parents, egg donation and surrogacy are new beginnings that appear in their paths, only after they have reached what seems like the end of their reproductive [...]

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Surrogacy for Gay Parents: A Surrogate’s Perspective

By | 2018-01-31T07:57:02+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Egg Donation|

Three years ago I did something not every surrogate is willing to do, I chose to match with gay parents to help them have a baby, and I did so purposefully. When I decided to become a surrogate the first time, nine years ago, it occurred to me that the profound desire to have a [...]

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How to Write a Letter to Your Surrogate Mother

By | 2018-01-22T16:25:49+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Egg Donation|

Part of the process of matching with and being chosen by a Surrogate Mother involves writing a “Dear Surrogate” letter.  This is a great tool in the matching process to introduce yourself to the surrogate and her family and help her get a feel for you who you are and what your lifestyle is like. [...]

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California Egg Donor Story

By | 2018-01-15T15:12:25+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Egg Donation|

Hi, I'm Samantha, a five-time California egg donor. In my early twenties, I was away at school working several jobs to pay for my private education and balancing a busy social life. Finding interesting ways to make extra cash was always something on my mind in college because I valued the pursuit of education for [...]

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