Gay and LGBTQIA+ intended parents often face unique hurdles and challenges during the family-building process. Discover how Growing Generations helps same-sex couples navigate the surrogacy process.
SURROGACY PROCESS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
Before committing to embarking on your egg donor journey, it's essential to keep these simple yet vital egg donation "do's and don'ts" in mind.
EGG DONATION DO'S AND DONT'S
As you consider surrogacy to grow your family, understanding the pros and cons of gestational versus traditional surrogacy is vital. Discover what you need to know before making this important decision.
TRADITIONAL VS GESTATIONAL SURROGACY
In preparing for surrogacy, prioritizing your physical and mental well-being can help ensure a. healthy and positive journey for all parties involved. Use these tips to embark on the surrogacy journey with confidence.
PREPARING FOR SURROGACY: TIPS TO HELP PROSPECTIVE SURROGATES HAVE A POSITIVE JOURNEY
Becoming a surrogate? You shouldn’t feel alone; it can be comforting to hear from people who have been through it. Get advice for surrogates, from surrogates here.
BECOMING A SURROGATE: SURROGACY ADVICE FROM SURROGATES
Learn about the D&C procedure, often recommended after a miscarriage or abnormal pregnancy, including its process, potential complications, and signs to monitor during recovery to ensure proper healing.
D&C PROCEDURE AFTER MISCARRIAGE: RISKS & RECOVERY
Going through a miscarriage or D&C is a taxing experience. Get some peace of mind on certain topics, like when to expect your first period afterwards, here.
FIRST PERIOD AFTER A MISCARRIAGE OR D&C
One question we commonly receive when surrogates are preparing for embryo transfer is whether embryos can fall out after a transfer. Get the answer and the reasons behind it here.
PREPARING FOR EMBRYO TRANSFER: CAN AN EMBRYO FALL OUT AFTER TRANSFER?
When you begin your surrogacy journey, you will have to be paired with an IVF doctor. Don’t let this stress you out; you have options.
DURING SURROGACY, WHICH IVF DOCTOR WILL I USE?
In order to complete your screening process, you will need to provide your medical records. See how to get your medical records here.
HOW TO GET YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS
Mosaic embryos, with both normal & abnormal cells, offer new hope in IVF despite potential risks & uncertain long-term impacts.
WHAT ARE MOSAIC EMBRYOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition that often drives women to seek out a surrogate. Learn all about it and how it relates to surrogacy.
PCOS: PREGNANCY, INFERTILITY, AND SURROGACY
JOSÉ AND MIQUEL
"We want to explain our child that he or she is the result of a sum of very generous acts: most of all that of his surrogate mother and the egg donor who also made it possible for him to exist. This gesture of offering the potential of one’s own body to others is something beautiful. This makes us think that this baby will bring with him this sum of generosity, solidarity, hope and understanding. He will not be born by surprise, but rather our surprise will always be in him, in his amazing existence to which so many people have contributed with professionalism, love and dedication."
"Thank you, for my new family. The twins are beautiful and perfect in every way. After my parents, who gave me life, you have given me the most important gift I will ever receive. I will be forever grateful. What joy this is… like nothing I have ever known! Yours is the work of angels! Much Love."
ERIC AND DOUG SAN FRANCISCO,
PARENTS TO TWIN DAUGHTERS
"Growing Generations was by our side throughout the process of becoming parents – on the good – as well as the bad days. Now, we’re blessed with the two most beautiful girls in the world. Thank you GG for helping make our dreams come true."
"Don and I want all of you to know that we will be forever grateful to Growing Generations for helping to make our dream come true. We appreciate the professionalism and care that everyone has shown us through this journey. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem real. Words cannot express how much we love our little babies."
DAVID AND DON, ARKANSAS
PARENTS TO DAUGHTER ALENA AND SON AIDEN
ANTHONY AND IRA, LOS ANGELES
PARENTS TO DAUGHTER NOELLE
"Thank you guys for seeing us through. We feel so fortunate that you decided to do what you do, when we decided to do what we’re doing with your help. How’s that for a tongue twister!"
"We want to express our deepest gratitude for making our lifelong dream of becoming parents a reality. Thank you all for helping us through a process that at times was overwhelming. Your professionalism, support, and love made us feel at ease."
ERIC AND JOSE, BOSTON
PARENTS TO DAUGHTER ALEXA
"Thank you for this incredible opportunity you’ve given me! Being a surrogate has been one of the most fulfilling things in my life and I cannot imagine doing any of this without you. Your support has been incredible and it means the world to me. I could never thank you enough!"
SURROGATE, DELIVERED TWINS
"I wanted the thank you for the adorable silver bear to add to my charm bracelet. It was very thoughtful of you. It being your job or not, you all do a distinguished part in making your surrogates happy. I cannot say enough good things about GG and all you do."
"There are so many things I am thankful for when it comes to Growing Generations and the staff. I don’t think I could name them all. In a “nutshell”, thank you for taking such wonderful care of me and my guys."
"I just needed to let you all know how touched I am by all the support and true concern you have shown me. Through the highs and lows, I have felt so surrounded by kindness."
"I wanted to thank you all for making my experience as a surrogate so amazing! It exceeded my expectations. Very few things in my life turn out better than I expect or imagine."
"Thank you seems like such a small thing to say for how much I feel. How do you thank people for helping me with one of the GREATEST experiences of my life! You each treated me like I was the most important person in your care."