It’s an irksome misconception about surrogacy that we hear all the time.
The idea that surrogates are uneducated, financially unstable women who are being led astray into an arrangement that they would not otherwise choose for themselves is not as not as uncommon as one might think. Many who believe this argue that surrogacy commoditizes women as purchasable items as opposed to people. This is objectively false, at least when surrogacy is properly done, and can be deeply offensive to the women who volunteer to help change the lives of the families they will help.
Because we respect all our surrogates and believe them to be some of the most incredible women we’ve ever met, this misconception is one that we’re passionate about dispelling.
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The FDA treats egg donation similarly to organ donation. In this way, many find it surprising that there exists no registry of egg donors to track their long-term health. The thoughts of proponents of such a registry are that, without long-term tracking, experts have no way of monitoring long-term health and any potential ill effects from the act of donating eggs.
As an intended parent, you may have emotions relating to the matter. After all, no one would want to endanger the health of a young woman who is helping to create their family. We get that. However, it’s important to understand why such a registry is not needed, and would not benefit donors long-term. Continue reading
When it comes to fertility, the ugly truth is that maturity is not our friend. While many areas of an adult’s life hit their stride as a person ages, the exact opposite is true of our reproductive systems. Most women are aware that the odds of becoming pregnant and carrying a successful pregnancy decrease as they age, but many men do not realize that their aging may also impact their ability to become a father as well.
For women, the diminishing of the reproductive system can begin as early as Continue reading
Learning that your surrogate’s initial glucose tolerance test came backelevated is a conversation that no intended parent hopes to have during their journey. Your initial reaction is probably surprise, “She’s never had THAT in her history!” That shock may lead to confusion, “What does this mean for the pregnancy?” and even anger, “What did she do to ‘fail’ this test when she’s never failed it before?”
As you may know, Growing Generations offers an incredible referral bonus to those sending us approved surrogate applicants. You can earn up to $1,000 as well as entry into quarterly drawings for even more prizes. Since we’re always in the market for incredible women who have the heart to help create families, this program is our way of saying “thank you” to the incredible women who come our way because of your recommendation.
To learn more about the perks of our referral program, please click here!
While the simple act of being a surrogate can draw potential surrogates to you, we also understand that the act of recruiting may be new to you. We can also appreciate that you may feel overwhelmed by the idea of recruitment and confused about how to begin. That’s why we have a built-in support network to help teach you about recruiting and referring new surrogates to our program. Continue reading
Surrogacy is surging in popularity. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), there were just over 2,800 births via surrogacy in 2015. Compared to the 738 surrogate births reported just 11 years earlier, there is little doubt that families of choice are becoming a more accepted and accessible path to parenthood across the United States.
While some state laws, like California, make it a fairly seamless process to use a surrogate to carry a child, other states are still working with laws about parenthood that are now quite outdated. The ways in which families can be made has continued to evolve, but lawmakers have not been as expedient to update verbiage about parental rights. The result for many considering surrogacy has been confusion over the simple question of, “who are the legal parents?” Continue reading
In an effort to continue to provide the best service possible to our surrogates, donors, and intended parents, Growing Generations is pleased to announce the newly created position of “Insurance Specialist” to our staff line up.
Responsible for an extensive knowledge base of all areas of insurance, this position will report directly to GG’s president and ensure that your premiums and bills are paid on time. Insurance Specialists will also track the Affordable Care Act to monitor for open enrollment periods and make sure eligible surrogates enroll at the right time. In addition to talking with hospital billing Continue reading
Some of our best surrogates come to us after watching someone they know complete a journey with us. We believe that helping a woman have an enjoyable, fulfilling surrogacy experience is the best marketing tool there is. That’s why we’ve developed our surrogate referral system. Our program seeks to reward you for helping us find the best surrogate applicants out there. Here’s a look at how it works.
The relationship between a surrogate and her intended parents is one that has the potential to be incredibly special. With that said, almost all relationships between the surrogate and intended parent will start with some awkwardness. Working with a person previously unknown to you to accomplish something so intimate is generally unfamiliar. Embracing this reality is your first step forward in planting and growing a great relationship with the woman who will help create and grow your family.
First of all, understand that women who choose to become surrogates are motivated chiefly by Continue reading
More and more women like you are choosing to become surrogates. As a result, surrogacy is surging in popularity. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), there were just over 2,800 births via surrogacy in 2015. Compared to the 738 surrogate births reported just 11 years earlier; there is little doubt that families of choice are becoming a more accepted and accessible path to parenthood across the United States.
The legal framework for the entire surrogacy experience hinges on the state in which the surrogate lives, and thus the state in which the baby will be born. While some state laws, like California, make it a fairly seamless process to use a surrogate to carry a child, other states are still working with laws about parenthood that are now quite outdated. This impacts both surrogates and intended parents.