June 8

FAQs: New Hampshire Surrogacy Bill (SB353)

UPDATE: The New Hampshire surrogacy bill has now been signed into law.  I’ve been getting a lot of questions from both intended parents and prospective surrogates about the pending New Hampshire surrogacy bill, so I wanted to address some of the most common questions here:   Q: What changes will the NH surrogacy bill make.

May 24

Surrogacy Basics: Selecting a Surrogacy Agency

Whether you are an intended parent or a prospective surrogate, the process of selecting a surrogacy agency can certainly seem overwhelming. There are so many different surrogacy agencies out there, with different operating policies and philosophies, so it may take some time to find an agency that is a good fit for your particular needs..

May 24

Surrogacy Resources for Intended Parents and Surrogates

Whether you are just starting the surrogacy process, or are further along in your journey, you should check out the surrogacy FAQs compiled by Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED). The topics covered range from legal issues to financial considerations to selecting an agency, and more. This is the most comprehensive resource that I have been able to.

June 28

Baths are Important!

The Skeptical OB recently posted about a mother who was lamenting that she didn’t get to give her babies their first baths in the hospital.  That post got me thinking about how these kinds of issues can arise in the hospital after a surrogate birth. In most situations, a newborn baby is checked out by.

June 28

Death and the Surrogate

Fortunately, with modern medical care, the death of a pregnant woman is a very rare event, but the risk is not zero.  Sadly, this new mother died just 8 days after the birth of her triplets: Mother of IVF triplets died just eight days after giving birth.  No one like to think about these kinds of.

March 30

12 Signs That a Surrogacy Match Might Fail

Dawn Davenport over at Creating a Family wrote an excellent blog post on the Twelve Signs That An Adoption Match May Fail which has inspired me to think about the similar red flags applicable to surrogacy matches. The intended parents and the surrogate don’t share the same views about abortion. This is a deal-breaker because it makes it.