July 19

Independent Surrogacy: DOs and DON’Ts for a Smooth Journey

There are many reasons intended parents and prospective surrogates choose an independent surrogacy arrangement (often called “indy” surrogacy). Perhaps you are matched with a friend or family member and don’t feel you need an agency to manage the details. Or you may have matched with someone through a surrogacy website and simply prefer to manage your.

July 18

Frozen Donor Eggs: The Essential Guide for Intended Parents

Frozen donor egg technology provides a fantastic opportunity for many hopeful parents to build their families. The lower costs combined with the reduced uncertainty about the stimulation cycles make frozen donor egg cycles a good alternative to fresh donor cycles for many patients. If this is the route you have chosen to build your family,.

July 17

Surrogacy Agencies: 12 Questions That Every Surrogate Should Ask

With so many surrogacy agencies out there, it can be a daunting task for a hopeful surrogate to select the right agency for her needs. I’ve put together some questions for prospective surrogates to consider asking when deciding between surrogacy agencies, in order to find an agency that will be the right fit: What is the base compensation offered and.

June 20

When Your Insurance Company Says “No”: Navigating the IVF Insurance Appeal Process

Receiving that denial letter from your insurance company can completely dash your hopes of building your family through IVF. However, with a well-formulated appeal, you can maximize the likelihood of overturning your insurance company’s refusal to pay. Here are some things to think about when preparing for your IVF insurance appeal: >Determine whether your health plan is.

June 8

Why NH Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Couples Are Not Good Enough

My colleague Liz Swire Falker recently blogged about the importance of birth certificates. In Liz’s words: So very true! But for same-sex couples, the NH birth certificates that declare them family are also very much “only pieces of paper”. They are pieces of paper that do not have to be recognized in places outside New.

June 8

Second Parent Adoption: A Critical Protection for NH LGBT Families

With the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer declaring part of DOMA unconstitutional, a lot has changed for New Hampshire’s same-sex couples. But a lot still remains the same. (Most importantly for New Hampshire families, the recommendation to obtain a stepparent or second parent adoption still stands.) There were two major parts to DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage.

June 8

FAQs: New Hampshire Surrogacy Bill (SB353)

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 to current surrogacy law? A: The surrogacy bill makes three important changes:.

June 7

Top 10 Mistakes Made By Couples Using an Egg Donor

While the use of egg donation allows infertile couples to build their families, there are many legal pitfalls that can arise in the process. Couples using an egg donor should always consult with an attorney who can advise them of how to best protect the rights of both themselves and their future children. Mistake #1:.

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..

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