Surrogacy

When Joe Benarroch and his husband, Mark Orsini, conceived their children using donor eggs and a gestational carrier, they learned that while the world...

Zara Hanawalt •Oct 20, 2022

Surrogacy

If you’ve considered pursuing surrogacy — either as an intended parent or as a gestational carrier — you may have no idea where to...

Zara Hanawalt •Oct 12, 2022

With data from the CDC showing that 1 in 5 couples face infertility, it’s no surprise that there are famous faces among them. Infertility...

Lindsey Williams •Sep 26, 2022

When I was 12 weeks pregnant with my first child, I told my husband that if we ever wanted to have another, we would...

MaryJane Carnahan •Apr 22, 2021

When you think of the typical situations that lead people to turn to lawyers, you may think of getting into a car accident, executing a will, or getting divorced. Talking about in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and embryo transfers might seem like discussions reserved for your doctor. However, it is just as important to speak about these issues with an ART attorney if you are considering fertility treatment with third-party reproduction (surrogacy or egg, sperm, or embryo donation) to build your family. With multiple parties, a lot of money, and human emotion involved, it’s essential to make informed...

Rachel Wexler, Esq. •Feb 18, 2021

In November of 2019, my husband and I found ourselves in our fertility clinic’s IVF orientation course, a half-day event that was meant to educate all patients undergoing a future cycle about what to expect and how to administer the drugs. Towards the end of the day, our clinic’s chief embryologist, Dr. Riley, came in to talk about embryos and what “good ones” look like. Towards the end of her discussion, she mentioned that we, as patients, may want to consider doing PGS testing, a test that involves a biopsy of Day 5/6 embryos to determine...

MaryJane Carnahan •Jan 7, 2021

At Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, we work with incredible women every day who are ready to become mothers and have chosen surrogacy as their path to parenthood. To fully understand what it means to become a parent through surrogacy, we spoke with a handful of parents through our program to determine what qualities a person can embody in order to have as successful of a journey as possible. We received beautiful responses, each highlighting the resiliency of not only women who become mothers through surrogacy, but also those who have struggled with infertility and have demonstrated...

Kristin Marsoli •Nov 23, 2020

When Eran Amir started building his family, he decided he wanted to pursue surrogacy. But when he started the process of finding an egg donor and a surrogacy agency, he found the process to be time-consuming, complicated, and expensive, even though it was completely worth it in the end.  That’s why he created GoStork, the only all-in-one online platform that allows intended parents to find, compare, and connect directly with fertility providers - helping them save time, effort, and money as they make more informed decisions about their future. It is the resource he wished he...

Kristyn Hodgdon & Eran Amir •Sep 25, 2020

In early January 2019, my husband, Seth, and I decided that it was time to start our own family. We met in graduate school in 2013 at the University of Maryland. Very shortly after meeting each other, Seth moved to Ann Arbor, and I moved to Montreal. It can be hard for two academics to find jobs in the same city. It took 5 years, 23 train rides, and 46 plane rides, but in 2018, we eventually both got jobs in Saint Louis. We were relieved and grateful for the opportunity to live in the...

MaryJane Carnahan •Jul 29, 2020

Our story began in 2016. We stepped off the plane from our honeymoon, and we were informed of bad news about my grandfather. He had just found out he was terminally ill with cancer and was given a year left to live. We were devastated. Our plans to wait to try for a baby quickly changed. We wanted to start right away, as my grandfather’s biggest wish was to meet his great-grandchild.  Once we began trying, I thought it would happen right away. I mean that’s what they tell you in health class, right? Well, it...

Breanna Lockwood •Jul 13, 2020
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