THE SURROGACY BLOG

Where all Questions About Surrogacy Find an Answer

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What do surrogates make?

By Shannon Johnson | June 13, 2024

Have you ever wondered how much money surrogates make? After all, pregnancy is no joke. Surrogates get paid for their time and commitment. A pregnant person experiences fatigue, weight gain, and hormonal fluctuations throughout those nine months, and she has to pay careful attention to her health to be sure she is providing a healthy…

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The Surrogacy Matching Process

By Shannon Johnson | June 13, 2024

When an individual or couple decides to embark on a surrogacy journey to have a child of their own, their journey can only begin when they find a surrogate match. This surrogate will be a like-minded individual who will carry and deliver their baby.  When a woman decides to become a surrogate to help intended…

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How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

By Shannon Johnson | June 10, 2024

Understanding the Cost of Surrogacy If you are an intended parent considering surrogacy to have a child, you should understand all the costs involved before getting started. We broke down the surrogacy cost into segments to help you understand exactly what you are paying for. Surrogacy Cost Breakdown Most agencies arrange all of their fees…

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Surrogate Requirements and Qualifications

By Shannon Johnson | June 9, 2024

Surrogacy is considered a modern medical miracle by fertility doctors and IVF specialists, but surrogacy would not be possible without the kind-hearted surrogate mothers at the core of it all. These incredible women meet strict requirements to ensure they are well-prepared physically and emotionally for the journey ahead, embodying the strength and dedication needed to…

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What Is A Surrogate Mother?

By Shannon Johnson | June 4, 2024

There is no surrogacy without a surrogate mother. According to the Oxford English Language Dictionary, “surrogate mother” is even in the definition of surrogacy. Surrogacy is defined as “the process of giving birth as a surrogate mother or of arranging such a birth.” Therefore, to understand the role of a surrogate mother in all its…

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What is Surrogacy?

By Shannon Johnson | June 3, 2024

So you are ready to have children and are looking to pursue surrogacy as an intended parent. Or you have children of your own and are looking to become a surrogate to help others start their families. Or, you know a surrogate or someone about to start their family via surrogacy and you are curious…

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Surrogacy in California

By Shannon Johnson | May 29, 2024

  Thinking about going through with Surrogacy in California? Surrogacy is a process that begins with a great act of kindness and concludes with the miracle of life. With modern technology, an individual or a couple can have a biological child via surrogate. California has long been considered one of the best locations to pursue…

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Top 3 Best Surrogacy Agencies in California?

By Shannon Johnson | May 29, 2024

What Qualifications Do The Best Surrogacy Agencies in California Meet?   Surrogacy agencies in California play a pivotal role in ensuring that both intended surrogates and parents find the support and guidance they need for a successful journey. Though every surrogacy journey is unique, most intended surrogates and intended parents have similar priorities in finding…

Intended parents preparing their home for the arrival of their baby.

Intended Parents: Prepare Your Home For the Big Day!

By Shannon Johnson | April 24, 2024

From Intended Parents to Actual Parents: Starting Your Journey on the Right Footing However you prepare yourself mentally for this event, becoming a mother or a father triggers a tidal wave of emotions. Nothing truly gets you ready for this experience.  Considering this, there are physical things you ought to do as intended parents to…

The Evolution of Surrogacy: A Timeline

By Shannon Johnson | April 23, 2024

THE DAWN OF TIME There are many beliefs surrounding the dawn of time and the first human beings to exist. Some believe that Adam and Eve were created by God on His sixth day of creation to begin human life on Earth. Others believe in a theory about a Big Bang, followed by a slow…