Bonding With Baby: Brining a surrogacy baby home

Posted on: October 21st, 2016 by Simple Surrogacy No Comments

Bonding with BabyParents and children share a deep, emotional bond. This bond is what makes a parent’s instincts kick in, to care for and protect their child. This is extremely important for the child’s sense of worth and self-esteem.

Building this bond is vital, and usually begins during the early stages of pregnancy. But what if you are not carrying your own child, how do you and your family begin the bond that will last a lifetime?

Surrogacy and Bonding

For babies who are born from surrogacy, the bonding doesn’t have to wait until the intended parents take baby home!

Even from the early stages of pregnancy, the baby has a strong sense of smell and hearing. Through touch, smell and hearing, the baby attaches themselves to the woman carrying them.

One thing intended parents can do from the beginning is talk to the baby. The more the baby hears the intended parent’s voices, the more familiar and comfortable baby will become. As intended parents, you can even send tapes of your voice and have your surrogate play them for the baby.

If, as intended parents, you are able to, be part of the pregnancy as much as possible. Attending doctor appointments, having a baby shower and even decorating the nursery are all ways to help intended parents feel involved throughout the whole journey.

Taking the time to organize and prepare your home before the birth of your baby is vital. Nesting your home, preparing the nursery and baby proofing the house, gives intended parents a feeling of connection to the baby, and provides the feeling of parental protection, which is a vital aspect of bonding.

Before the big day arrives, intended parents will want to make sure they have everything in order. Packing hospital bags, preparing meals ahead of time and putting the finishing touches on the nursery will make the transition easier for the parents.

Since the baby already has a connection to the surrogate mother, providing a transitional item is recommended. Having the surrogate mother sleep with a teddy bear, which she plans on giving the child, gives a newborn a sense of familiarity and comfort, just from the scent of the surrogate mother.

When a baby is born, they need to confirm all the things they have been hearing, smelling and feeling while in the womb. Allowing the surrogate mother to hold the child after birth allows the baby to confirm their senses on the outside world, which is vital for their growth and development.

Once intended parents take baby home, skin-to-skin contact between baby and parent is highly recommended. The close contact will help both parent and child to build a physical bond.

Intended parents must always remember that when their newborn is fussy or upset, it has nothing to do with surrogacy. Try not to beat yourself up about not being able to carry your own child. Grieve your losses throughout the pregnancy and once baby is born understand that babies are naturally fussy, and it has nothing to do with surrogacy.

Don’t forget about the surrogate mother! The whole goal of surrogacy is to create or complete a family. Nothing will bring joy to the surrogate mother like seeing her efforts complete. Try to stay in contact, as much as you’re comfortable with, to have your surrogate mother see the good she has done.

Bonds between child and parent are extremely important for both the child and the parent. Bonding with their parents is what allows a child to feel comfortable in almost all aspects of their life, and is what allows a parent’s instincts to kick in.

Bonding with your child during the surrogate’s pregnancy will help make for a smooth transition when bringing baby home.

Surrogacy may not be right for everyone, but it can turn a couple into a family, an only child to a big brother or sister. If you are interested in learning more about surrogacy and how it can help grow your family, visit Simple Surrogacy.

Egg Donation: What Sets Our Process Apart?

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by Marwa Shwagi No Comments


Considering Egg Donation

Why Consider Egg Donation?

The decision to become an egg donor is one that should be considered with the utmost care. From its ability to provide families with the means through which they may realize their dreams of parenthood, to its financial incentives, there is little room to argue against the benefits the egg donation process can reap for those who decide to pursue it.

The Risks?

However, even in light of these benefits, one must consider what is one of (if not the) greatest risks associated with the egg donation process: undergoing the process through an agency that may not have the ability to provide you with the support you need. The egg donation process is one that entails a number of steps, from the initial screening, to the medical portion that follows. The latter of these steps will require factors such as the commitment to taking medication that is meant to sync your menstrual cycle with the intended mother’s, as well as hormonal medications to prepare your body for the Advanced Reproductive Technologies that will be utilized.

As such, ensuring that the agency of you’ve chosen has the sort of staff that can comfortably walk you through every step of the process is of the utmost importance.

Why Choose Simple Donations?

In addition to their competence, the importance of ensuring that you your agency will provide you with the dedicated support you will need throughout the egg donation process is indisputable. The consequences of undergoing a process of this nature with an agency that is unable to provide you with the guidance you need to understand and correctly implement the necessary steps, as well as the emotional support you will need throughout them, are considerable.

Why is Simple Donations capable of providing you with the guidance and support you will need? We understand the gravity of your decision, as well as the sensitive nature of the egg donation process. As such, we make it our mission to ensure that your experience is as positive as it can possibly be.

This fundamental understanding of your decision can only be achieved by those who have made it themselves. With this principle in mind, we employ staff that have undergone the egg donation process numerous times, and as such, can relate to every step of your journey. In addition to this, we are committed to providing you with the one-on-one attention you deserve throughout the process, so you are never left with the sense that you are “in it alone.”



The decision to undergo the egg donation process is one that is unmatched in its generosity, as well as its ability to bring joy to others. Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about how we can guide you through it.


Coping With Infertility: What you Need to Know

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Simple Surrogacy No Comments

Young Couple Coping With Infertility

For a woman who has dreamt of being a mother her entire life, infertility can hit as hard as the loss of a loved one. From the way you think about yourself, and even your partner to your mental health and stress levels, infertility can affect every aspect of your life. In an effort to look after yourself, your partner and your relationships, knowing what resources are available and what steps are there to take, can make the diagnosis of infertility much easier to handle.

Understanding your Emotions

Most times when you are dealing with a serious issue, the first thing a mentor, advisor or even therapist will tell you, is to acknowledge your feelings. It is likely that fertility may be one of the most difficult things you and your partner will ever have to deal with, and feeling an intensity of emotions you have never felt before is normal. Do not get down on yourself for being upset, or not feeling like getting out of bed some days. Accepting your feelings is an important part of the coping process.

Share as much or as little as you want

In an effort to not place a burden on others, we try and put on a brave face in difficult times. Insisting you are alright will not show others how you’re really feeling, and you can end up feeling even more alone than ever.

Take the time to figure out your own thoughts and feelings, writing in a journal can help get things off your chest and organize your thoughts before opening up to others. At this time in your life it is likely you will have many questions. When you’re ready, open yourself up to communities of couples dealing with the same issues. Getting to know someone who has experienced what you’re going through can create a deep, long lasting bond, and can even help encourage you.

Stay Informed and Educated

Medical advancements are constantly being made, especially within the fertility sector. Ask your doctor many questions about your fertility issue specifically, so you know what direction to head in when new advancements come to surface. Staying up-to-date in the field of fertility enables you to make informed decisions about what you should do.

Set a Limit and Stay in it

We know many people are willing to go to the end of the earth, to the end of their bank accounts and beyond to try and start a family. In a time of stress and uncertainty, the last thing you and your partner need is added stress over finances. Set a budget of how much you are comfortable spending on fertility treatments to keep stress levels low. Ongoing fertility treatments can take a toll on your body. Set a time frame that you and your partner are happy with, and tell yourself that if it doesn’t happen by then, it’s time to look into other options. If going to family events when everyone has had a baby recently but you, or going to baby showers makes you sad and uncomfortable, set a limit on how long you will stay. Or don’t even show up at all. Sending a gift ahead of time is a great way to show support to your loved ones without putting your emotional health on the line. If you do decide to go, you can even set a limit on how long you’re going to stay, before getting overwhelmed with baby talk.

Stay Busy, Stay Optimistic

Fertility treatments can start to feel like they’re taking over your life, especially if you have doctor appointments every other day. It’s easier said than done, but try pursuing other activities in your spare time, to take your mind off babies. Try something new with your partner like a cooking class to strengthen your relationship and get you both thinking of something else. Try not going into a procedure with a closed off, unhopeful mind. Remain positive and hopeful, and trust that if it’s meant to be, it will be.

Infertility is a major cause of grief and requires time to understand and deal with. Do not rush through the process and work with your partner to get through this tough time. If infertility treatments are proving to be ineffective, know that Simple Surrogacy is here to help your dreams of parenthood come to reality.  

Reasons to Consider Becoming an Egg Donor

Posted on: October 13th, 2016 by Simple Surrogacy No Comments


The decision to become an egg donor is often tied to number of common misconceptions. The most prevalent, and potentially damaging, of these misconceptions is the assumption that egg donors are primarily seeking financial gain.

What to consider when becoming an egg donor?

While the financial incentives associated with egg donation are indisputable, however, one would be wrong to ignore the myriad of intrinsic motivators that drive the decision to donate. After all, egg donation is an integral part of the surrogacy process, a process that ultimately aims to provide intended parents with the means through which they can fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

The decision to become an egg donor is one that requires much research and consideration. From the strict schedules to the doctor’s visits, the need for a measure of long-term dedication is unquestionable. The outcome of the process is, however,  one that is worthy of the short-term sacrifices a woman may be required to make. If you’re considering becoming an egg donor, the non-monetary reasons to undergo the process are worth considering.

At its core, egg donation provides the means through which a new life can be created and, by extension, a new family can be made. For this reason alone, the process is worth every consideration. The value of providing aspiring parents, whether they’re couples struggling with fertility or LGBT couples who require surrogacy to have a child of their own, with a means through which they may realize their dreams of parenthood is priceless.

Additionally, the sense of empowerment that comes with learning about your own body through the egg donor process is invaluable. The amalgamation of medical tests prospective donors must undergo to ensure they are qualified for their role end up providing them with a comprehensive overview of their bodies and overall state of health. This newfound awareness is often an unanticipated benefit of the process.  

The knowledge that you are positively impacting the lives of others, and the sense of pride it can instill are both encouraging side effects of the egg donor process.

With Simple Surrogacy, you can add the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have decided to undergo the process with an industry leader that will always bear your comfort and care in mind.


If you’re interested in learning more about the egg donor process, please contact our Executive Program Director, Stephanie Scott, for a consultation today.

Halloween Fun with a Newborn

Posted on: October 7th, 2016 by Simple Surrogacy No Comments

Halloween Fun With a NewbornIs your little one just a bit too little to go door to door collecting mounds of candy this Halloween? Don’t miss out on all the spooky fun, there is still plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween with a newborn.

What to do with a newborn for Halloween?

Before the most haunted ‘eve of the year rolls around, start getting into the Halloween spirit by making some spooky decorations. This collection of hand and footprint crafts  is the perfect skill level for your little one, and they serve as a great keepsake!

As Halloween gets closer, look out for age appropriate activities that may be happening in your community. Many zoos host some sort of Halloween bash, where the older kids can walk around collecting treats and the younger kids can enjoy the animals, and the fun costumes the workers dress up in.

Some communities may even host a local children’s festival or some sort of trick-or-treat event in a retirement home to brighten the residents’ day. Find out what may be going on in your community, and pick the activity that works best for you and your baby.

Just because they won’t be trick-or-treating doesn’t mean your little one shouldn’t dress up! One of the best parts of Halloween is seeing all of the adorable baby costumes. If you’re part of a mommy and me group, think about inviting some of the moms and babies over for a Halloween party. It might be just a glorified playdate, but everyone will look so cute in their costumes and Halloween themed treats can be served to add to the festivities.

If your little one looks too cute to keep at home, stop by friends and family’s houses to pick up a little treat and show off your baby’s costume. Your newborn may be too young to enjoy candy, but not too young to enjoy a stroller ride around the neighborhood while big brother or sister is collecting candy. This is a great way for the whole family to enjoy some Halloween fun together.

Even just staying in and having your little one as a companion while handing out candy is the perfect excuse for you both to dress up, and have the trick-or-treaters ogle at the cuteness of your costumes.

If you decide that Halloween may be a bit overwhelming this year for baby, then take a night off from the ghoulish celebrations and have a cozy night at home. Your family can enjoy Halloween movies stories, or even a spooky dinner without overwhelming the little one. If you think the doorbell or the constant knocking of trick-or-treaters may bother baby, then make sure to leave a bowl of candy and a note encouraging trick-or-treaters to take one on the front porch.

Halloween can be a busy and overwhelming holiday, but your little one shouldn’t have to miss out on the fun because of their age. Try out some of these newborn friendly Halloween ideas, and let the fun begin!

Egg Donation: Is it right for you?

Posted on: October 6th, 2016 by Simple Surrogacy No Comments

Thinking about Egg Donation Egg donation is an incredible gift, one that many women have the power of giving.

Do you have that power?

Between doctor’s appointments, strict schedules and eventually matching with intended parents, egg donation requires much consideration.

Most women who decide donate their eggs spend many hours researching the process, procedures and various clinics in their area. Even if you are just curious about egg donation, this is a great place to start.

The decision to become an egg donor should not be taken lightly, and when you do arrive at that conclusion, you should consider the following:

  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 30?
  • Are you a non-smoker?
  • Do you have any genetically carried medical conditions?
  • Do you have a high school education or equivalent?

Consider these factors, and factors like these, as a pre-screening process. Find a full list of qualifications for egg donors here.

Age is of particular importance. Many women who rely on egg donation to start their own families are looking for younger, stronger women to donate their eggs. Using the egg of a younger woman allows an older woman to carry out a pregnancy at the success rate of that of a younger woman.

If you meet the qualifications, have signed up with a clinic and you’re still excited as ever, then it’s time to think about the arrangements.

With Simple Donations you can opt for an anonymous, open or semi-open arrangement. With an anonymous arrangement, you and the intended parents will not have any contact, you will not know who they are and you may not even know if a pregnancy occurs. In a semi-open arrangement,  very basic information of the intended parents will be exchanged, and an open arrangement allows for open communication throughout the child’s life, the opportunity to know the intended parents and includes the sharing of all information between parties.

Deciding which arrangement is right for you is a vital part of your egg donor profile, and will allow you to match with the right intended parents.

Upon clearance of all screening processes, it’s time to consider the legalities. A lawyer will be provided to guide you through the legal contracts with the IPs.

After all the paperwork is done, it is time to begin the medical portion of the egg donation process. As the egg donor, you will begin taking medication to sync your cycle to the intended mother’s, to increase the success rate of the transfer. Simple Donations will explain in detail every aspect of this medication and its instructions, as it must be taken precisely.  

To prepare your body for the Advanced Reproductive Technologies, hormonal medications will be used to enhance the growth and maturity of follicles to improve the chance of fertilization and control the timing of the release of the eggs.

While the hormones are being administered you will be closely monitored, and once approval from a physician has been given, a shot of HCG will be administered to kick start ovulation and egg retrieval will be scheduled within 36 hours.

Preceding the retrieval, a fertility specialist will identify the eggs to be retrieved and a needle will be inserted into the ovary to remove an egg. This process will be repeated for each egg harvested, lasting a maximum of 60 minutes for the entire procedure. After a short recovery, as the egg donor you are able to go home and will need to return for an after retrieval exam. The egg will then be prepared for fertilization and in a few days if fertilization takes, transferred to the intended mother.

The process of egg donation can require a bit of travel and expenses, all which are covered with Simple Donations. On top of the satisfaction and joy you feel knowing you helped a woman carry out her dreams of pregnancy and motherhood, egg donors can be compensated up to $10,000.

Donating your eggs is not a decision that should be made lightly, but it can turn a couple into a family, a woman into a mother. Egg donation is your gift to give, if you decide it is right for you, Simple Donations will keep the whole process simple. Find out more about the egg donation process here.

The Benefits of Professional Support During Surrogacy

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by Simple Surrogacy No Comments


Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most unique and complex experiences a woman can undergo in her lifetime. Bearing this in mind, we are committed to ensuring our surrogates are surrounded by those that can provide them with the empathy and understanding they need to comfortably accommodate the physical and psychological changes in their bodies. In fact, Simple Surrogacy is spearheaded by a number of women who have undergone the surrogacy process themselves and can claim an intimate familiarity with what our current and prospective surrogates are experiencing.

The old saying stressing the need to “walk a mile” in someone’s shoes before you can gain a true understanding of their experiences is one we are committed to transitioning from theory to practice. Each of our surrogates enjoys the 24-hour support of a coordinator that was also once a surrogate. We understand pregnancy brings with it a myriad of emotions, some of which can be overwhelming or even downright negative. In fact, women can experience anything ranging from a sense of anxiety and fatigue, to feelings of joy and excitement.

For these reasons, the need for emotional support during the pregnancy period is crucial. Intended parents can certainly provide a large degree of support, as their relationship with the surrogate mother should involve open and consistent communication. With success, the surrogate mother will feel as if the intended parents are sharing the experience with her every step of the way—from helping her through the rough patches to providing companionship during doctor’s visits.

However, this ideal model of the relationship between surrogate mothers and intended parents, while strongly encouraged, may not always pan out as expected. Hence, the presence of a dedicated coordinator with an intimate understanding of all the ups, downs, and in-betweens surrogate mothers may find themselves facing may be essential for the mental and, by extension, physical well-being of the surrogate mother in question. The benefit that comes with finding a sympathetic ear that is both willing to listen to your trials, and capable of lending a few words of wisdom born of experience when needed is undeniable.

With pregnancy, the ups and downs will always come with the territory regardless of circumstance. With Simple Surrogacy, surrogate mothers and intended parents can both rest assured knowing they will have the support they’ll need every step of the way.

Visit us today to learn more about how our professional coordinators can support you throughout your surrogacy journey.

European Gay Men – Second Annual Conference on Parenting Options

Posted on: July 29th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

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Simple Surrogacy is proud to announce we will be traveling to Brussels on September 24th and 25th with Men Having Babies for the Second Annual Conference on Parenting Options for European Gay Men.

Across the majority of Europe, gay men who want to become fathers face serious legal, cultural, and financial obstacles. Nonprofit organization Man Having Babies is dedicating itself to helping gay men become parents. Helping more than 4500 future and current gay parents worldwide, the organization has begun hosting conferences to help applicants from France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and the UK become part of the Gay Parenting Assistance Program.

Since 2005, Men Having Babies’ monthly workshops and annual NY Men Having Babies seminar has provided hundreds of gay men an overview of surrogacy by experts. Since 2012, Men Having Babies has taken this initiative worldwide in conjunction with LGBT parenting associations to Barcelona, Paris, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas. More than 1000 intended parents have participated in events worldwide. It is the mecca for unbiased information across a wide range of providers, connecting and creating soon-to-be-families.

The 2016 Brussels conference will be offering advice from surrogates and gay surrogacy parents to for those looking to find a wealth of information. Simple Surrogacy has been invited to this conference, and we are proud to offer our experiences with all those who have questions.

Brussels is set to be the most comprehensive conference dedicated to gay men who want to have children, and Simple Surrogacy is ecstatic to help. We will be among a wide range of relevant service providers.

The venue will be larger, and the conference longer since demand last year was so high. The event is expected to bring together community activists, medical and legal experts, parents, surrogate mothers, and soon-to-be-parents.  Several workshops and panels will be provided, giving peer advice regarding surrogacy and adoption of children from the USA, finding and picking professionals to help in the process, and information about financial assistance. 

Gay families will learn about the ethical and societal implications of the parenting options gay men face, hear personal stories, and will receive an overview of surrogacy and adoption options in the USA. The conference will help attendees plan their parenting journey, starting with picking providers and budgets, and understand financial assistance options that are available.

Conference attendees will be eligible for 25-40% discount on accommodations at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place, and will be able to book private consultations with clinics and agencies coming to the conference. Although this conference is organized by gay parenting organizations, non-gay prospective parents are welcome and may also highly benefit from the information at this event.

Zika Virus Explained

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

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Zika Virus has, understandably, become a growing concern for families worldwide. The Olympic Games happening in Rio this summer is bringing a lot of attention to the frightening virus, with news outlets reporting fears for athletes, reporters, and tourists alike to the potential exposure they face traveling to Brazil.

The virus quickly migrated to other parts of the world, causing families to worry for the potential issues that may develop facing the disease. The virus is found in some parts of the United States and has become endemic worldwide.  The World Health Organization (WHO) declared issues surrounding the virus as a global public health emergency—bringing light to the problem and assuring the world that developments in science toward the prevention and vaccination of this disease are underway.

There is a lot of information people aren’t aware of when it comes to the mosquito-borne illness; and while even more that is unknown about the infection itself, but we’ve come up with a comprehensive list of facts regarding the virus, and what you can do to keep you and your family safe.

  1. What is Zika? Why is it so serious?

The Zika Virus derives from the same family as yellow fever, West Nile, dengue and chikungunya. Unlike those viruses, there is no vaccine to prevent Zika or medicine to treat the infection.

The reason the virus is demanding attention is because of its alarming connection to microcephaly, a neurological disorder that affects babies being born, causing abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains, resulting in severe developmental issues and sometimes death. The virus, previously unseen in the Western hemisphere, is unwanted and has health professionals concerned.

  1. Where is the Zika Virus now? How is it spread?

The virus spread throughout much, if not all, of the Americas save for Canada and Chile, where the temperatures are too cold for the mosquitoes carrying the virus to survive.

This does mean the virus has traveled to the United States, and while the mosquitoes carrying the disease are able to survive in the hot weather, some concerns may be relieved when winter comes around and the temperatures drop below what the mosquitoes need to survive.

Zika is spread through mosquito bites: a mosquito may bite an infected person, and spread the infection to the next person they bite. The mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus prefer daytime over dusk-to-dawn, so be cautious of when you are outside to prevent bites.

The virus can stay in your blood for about a week and generally leaves the body within two. This means someone, even if they don’t show symptoms, may spread the virus. It’s best, especially if you’ve traveled and don’t know if you have the virus or not, to avoid mosquitoes by taking necessary precautions.

While mosquitoes carrying the virus are a concern, there is equal potential of transmitting the infections through sexual intercourse.  Pregnant women should not travel to any area with Zika, and women trying to get pregnant should talk to their doctors before traveling, or before their male partner travels. Those traveling to areas with Zika should take steps during and after they travel to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission of Zika.

  1. What can I do to protect myself against Zika?

You can protect yourself from Zika the way you would from any other mosquito bite: wear long pants, long sleeve shirts thick enough to prevent mosquito bites, stay indoors, use air conditioning when possible, use screen doors or netting to keep mosquitoes away, clear any standing bodies of water or empty items that hold water like flower pots, bird baths or buckets, and use mosquito repellent.

When using mosquito repellent, make sure it is EPA-approved, and worn over sunscreen. Consumer Report’s top picks for mosquito repellent are:

  • Sawyer Picaridin 
  • Ben’s 30% DEET Tick & Insect Wilderness Formula 
  • Repel Lemon Eucalyptus 

If you’re using mosquito repellent on children, make sure DEET is its main active ingredient, as ingredients like lemon eucalyptus and Picaridin are not suitable for children under 3. Do not use repellent on children younger than 2 months, instead opting for covering them in light clothing, and surrounding their carrier with netting. Be sure to follow product instructions, and re-apply repellent every hour.

In terms of protection during sexual activity: Be active in your prevention. Zika can be transferred during sex with a male partner before his symptoms start, while he has symptoms, and after his symptoms end. It is unknown how long Zika can staying the infected semen of men or for how long it can be transferred to partners. It can be passed from a man to a woman in all forms of sex, oral included, but it is unknown if an infected woman can pass it to a man.

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly, so be sure to use a condom from start to finish of all sexual activity, oral sex included, or abstain from sex during your pregnancy.  

  1. What is being done to stop Zika?

CDC and private companies are all working to develop tests that accurately detect Zika virus, medication to treat symptoms, and a vaccine to prevent infection altogether. Finding answers in dealing with Zika is a priority and development is progressing as quickly as standards will allow. Learning about Zika, its effects, and how to fight it are of huge importance and it is taking precedence due to its quickly growing status.

  1. I think I may have Zika. What should I do?

Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)

Other symptoms include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Headache

Symptoms are usually mild and last several days to a week. Symptoms are often not severe enough for people experiencing symptoms to go to the hospital. For this reason, many people may not realize they have been infected.

Zika can stay in the blood of an infected person for about a week. See your doctor or healthcare provider if you develop symptoms and you live or have recently traveled to an area with Zika. Your doctor may order blood tests. This is especially important for women who are pregnant or who are planning on becoming pregnant.

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To help ease your mind, think of it this way: you’ll prevent contracting Zika in the same way you’d prevent contracting West Nile in Wyoming – stay active in preventing your exposure to mosquito bites and see your doctor if you have any concerns about having contracted the virus.

It is important to know that once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections. Keep your awareness on staying safe and continue enjoying the warm weather as you otherwise would.



Restrictions on Surrogacy Often Leave Hopeful Parents Looking Towards International Surrogacy

Posted on: July 21st, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

Legal restrictions on surrogacy often leave hopeful parents looking towards international surrogacy.

As young adults, many people look forward to having children of their own, and all the joy that comes with a new baby. For some, however, this is not an option. Some couples cannot conceive their own children because of medical issues, while others may not be able to have their own children because of sexual orientation. Whatever the case may be, many couples still dream of having children.  

Being able to raise a child of your own can bring great happiness and joy into your life, a joy which every person who desires it, should be able to obtain.

Many couples who cannot have children of their own often turn to surrogacy. Surrogacy, however, is banned in many countries, like Australia, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden and others.

Unfortunately, many developing countries are at the top of the list for hopeful parents, because of the reduced costs.  Developing countries may not be able to offer your surrogate and your baby the best healthcare, or the country may work against you in obtaining parental rights to your child. An article about surrogacy in Cambodia suggested some surrogate mothers in developing nations could be part of human trafficking.

India used to be the top choice for low cost surrogacy, and has now banned foreign surrogacy. Mexico, Thailand and Nepal have all been at the top of the list at some point or another. Subsequently, each of these countries have now banned foreign surrogacy.

At Simple Surrogacy, the process of international surrogacy has been made much easier, and safer. Based in the United States, with many states that support gestational surrogacy, Simple Surrogacy can ensure that intended parents will not have any problems attaining the parental rights to their child.

We work with many clinics around the country, and can offer discounted rates. With a list of doctors and clinics on hand, we can assure your surrogate and baby will receive the best care possible.

Surrogacy is also more openly supported in the United States, opposed to developing nations—meaning your surrogate will be supported and safe within her community.

With Simple Surrogacy, you get to be a part of your baby’s life right from the beginning. You will need to come to the United States for your initial screening, meeting your surrogate, the 20-week ultrasound and of course, the birth of your baby. Simple Surrogacy will work with you to get your baby’s birth certificate and U.S. passport for international travel.

Simple Surrogacy will allow you peace of mind, knowing your surrogate and baby are in the best of care.

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