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Surrogacy FAQ Index:
Everything to know about Sensible Surrogacy

Included in this blog are articles on every aspect of the surrogacy process — from selecting an egg donor to obtaining the child’s passport. To find what you need, just enter the topic in the search form or review the list of questions below. You can also browse our Surrogacy Guide for detailed step-by-step answers…
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The path home for families of surrogacy in Cambodia

Dozens of newborn babies born through surrogacy in Cambodia now have a legal path to return home. The new directives went into effect yesterday (April 19) after Sou Phirin, secretary of state in Cambodia, signed the new directive into effect. The legal process requires those who have participated in commercial surrogacy in Cambodia to seek…
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Will surrogacy costs now include child-support for Sperm Donors?

Ina bizarre court case regarding surrogacy in Canada, a sperm donor is being asked to pay child support for a baby conceived through a donation made 20 years ago. The case could expand surrogacy costs obliged by gamete donors under a new Ontario law. Twenty years ago, when a Michael Ronson from Ontario was kind…
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Surrogacy babies finally allowed to leave Cambodia

Months after Cambodian officials effectively trapped dozens of newborns and their parents from returning home, the Cambodian government has approved a plan to allow foreign families to legally leave the country. The exact process has not been released, but an official of the government said this week that an agreement has been reached and the…
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Is Crowdfunding an effective way to cover surrogacy costs?

A new study by the University of Washington has shown that crowd-funding, despite increased popularity, is not a very effective financing option. The study reports that use of Crowdfunding for medical bills is on an increase across the United States, especially in states that did not agree to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act…
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What are the financing options for Surrogacy Costs?

Surrogacy is rarely the first option for a couple confronting infertility. By the time couples consider a gestation carrier they have already been through years of fertility treatments and failed IVF procedures – most couples have been financially as well as emotionally drained. A good agent can help Parents understand the total cost of surrogacy,…
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Take The Survey: Do You Support Non-Traditional Families and Gay Surrogacy?

Sensible Surrogacy supports non-traditional families through gestational surrogacy programs, as well as other ethical means. We are an advocate for gay surrogacy and adoption as a means for same-sex couples to build loving families. But the issue is not limited to just this small group. Help us advocate for non-traditional families by completing the 2017…
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Straight or Gay, Surrogacy often fails on overlooked male infertility

In the past 5 years since I started this blog and online resource, I have met hundreds of couples struggling with infertility. Many knew that they had some un-diagnosed fertility problem — but not a single one every considered the possibility that the man was the cause of their lack of conception. In absolutely every…
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Surrogacy costs come under court review

Employer health plans are a popular target for individuals managing high surrogacy costs. But while some medical procedures for diagnosed infertility may be covered, no insurance plan will cover the expenses of a surrogate mother as a medical expense. And yet litigation over health care benefits related to surrogacy are starting to become common in…
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Surrogacy with ICSI may pass along fertility problems in men

For the first time, young men who were conceived during the 1990s through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are being studied. The results of this study reveal that these individuals may inherit the same fertility problems that led their parents to seek reproduction through assisted measures in the first place. ICSI is a process wherein sperm…
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Surrogacy Works: How Many Embryos to Transfer

Every Intended Parent asks how many embryos they should transfer during their surrogacy program. The common belief is that surrogacy works best if you transfer more embryos — resulting in more pregnancies. But multiple embryos produce multiple births and serious risks. Moreover, clinic data shows that transferring more than one embryo doesn’t improve the live…
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