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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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Surrogacy Benefits: What Can It Do for Your Family?

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

Medical advancements over the course of the last three decades have been significant, with the successful completion of the first gestational surrogacy in 1985 representing one of many commendable accomplishments. In the United States alone, an estimated average of nine children per state are born through surrogacy each year. Surrogacy benefits are endless, ranging from its ability to provide an alternative for modern families to its notably high success rate.

Surrogacy provides gay and lesbian families with an alternative avenue which they can experience their dreams of parenthood. In fact, more same-sex couples are turning to gay surrogacy as the ultimate solution.  Those who choose Simple Surrogacy will find that our gay surrogacy process is extremely similar to our heterosexual process. In this sense, we ensure gay and lesbian families can enjoy the benefits of surrogacy just as much as their heterosexual counterparts. However, despite our commitment to providing every client with the same standard of quality service, Simple Surrogacy is equally committed to ensuring each of them is provided with an experience which is tailored to their individual needs. Hence, gay and lesbian families can expect an environment that is warm, welcoming, and cognizant of the LGBT community’s parenting needs.

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In addition to gay and lesbian couples, aspiring mothers and fathers of heterosexual relationships can easily enjoy the benefits of surrogacy as well. Various medical conditions including hormone imbalances, ovarian tumors or cysts, damage to the fallopian tubes or uterus and many more can lead to female infertility. Likewise, conditions that cause deficiencies in the semen can lead to infertility among men. In fact, infertility is a condition affecting approximately one in six couples. With a success rate that leaves most intended parents with a child of their own, surrogacy provides a viable option for couples who may suffer from infertility.

With affordable pricing and our commitment to providing consistent, quality service, surrogacy benefits are magnified with Simple Surrogacy. The Texas Advantage,  which is a direct result of operating in a state which is void of state income tax, allows us to provide clients with services they need at a relatively low cost. Furthermore, clients need not fear that lower pricing will come at the expense of experiencing quality service, as our dedicated coordinators are committed to addressing any questions or concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Simple Surrogacy is proud to have helped many intended parents realize the benefits of surrogacy. Call us today, and let us guide you through your journey of parenthood!


Becoming a Surrogate: The Physical Requirements

Posted on: June 9th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

Becoming a surrogate is a decision which should be considered with the utmost care. The benefits are substantial, ranging from the joy that comes with the knowledge you have helped another couple and/or individual fulfill their familial dreams to the generous compensation packages Simple Surrogacy provides. However, it is important to remain cognizant of the responsibility which comes with harboring human life. In order to ensure the safety of both the surrogate and the child, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has laid out a number of physical requirements all surrogates must meet. While certain exceptions may be made depending on the circumstances, the guidelines provide a clear blueprint for all aspiring surrogates.

Though this may not qualify as a health requirement in the narrowest sense, all surrogates must have given birth to a child of their own without any dire complications surrounding the pregnancy and/or delivery process. The reasoning behind this requirement largely stems from the need to ensure that surrogates are familiar with the medical risks of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the emotional issues that may arise when bonding with a newborn baby.

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All surrogates must be between the ages of 21-40 (though Traditional Surrogates must be under 35), with a Body Mass Index below 33—in attempt to reduce the risk of potential complications. Additionally, as is the case with all pregnancies, surrogates must abstain from habits that are harmful to both their physical well-being and that of the child. Such habits include the consumption of alcohol and smoking (even secondhand) throughout the medical process and pregnancy period, as well as the use of illegal drugs. Surrogates must also be free of any sexually transmitted diseases that would subject either the surrogate or the child they are carrying to any physical harm.

In the interest of uncovering any issues that may arise when it is time to give the newborn child to the intended parents, aspiring surrogates must also undergo a psychological evaluation by a mental health professional to ensure that they do not have any psychiatric illnesses and/or are not currently taking any related medications. Hence, surrogates can rest assured knowing that their mental well being is afforded the same care as their physical well being.

Overall, the physical requirements for surrogates do not drastically differ from those any woman wishing to successfully complete a pregnancy should meet. While the physical guidelines indicated above provide a general outline pertaining to the main requirements aspiring surrogates must meet, they are certainly not exhaustive. Furthermore, there are a number of non-physical requirements that surrogates must consider, including their United States residency status and the successful completion of a background check. Therefore, aspiring surrogates should familiarize themselves with all legal qualifications before proceeding.

If you are interested in becoming a surrogate, Simple Surrogacy can help you determine whether or not it’s the right decision for you. Furthermore, should you wish to continue your journey with us, you will find that our warm and welcoming coordinators (each of which were previous surrogates) are capable of providing you with the necessary support and empathy you need.

Contact us today, and let us guide you through your unique and fulfilling journey!


What to Expect as a Single Father

Posted on: June 8th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

Being a parent is nothing less than a full-time job. Being a single parent is even more demanding, and it can be difficult raising a child without the support of a partner. It’s common to hear about single moms and their journeys in raising their children. It’s even more rare to hear of single fathers and the challenges they face every day. Not only do single fathers face the trials of single parenting, but they also experience a social stigma of incompetence; “Can he do it alone?”.

Single fathers can be made from circumstance such as divorce, and some are made by choice, such as through surrogacy. The latter is becoming more popular as men are taking the initiative to fulfill the need of raising an offspring without having to wait for the ideal partner to come along. It’s important to understand the desire to become a father is important, and the investment in this journey continues well past the process and price of adoption or surrogacy.

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Single father households are on the rise, and while it is becoming more common to encounter fathers raising children on their own, there are still challenges single fathers experience. There are books upon books, and even movies like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” offering advice to new parents, but far fewer address the growing phenomenon of single fatherhood.

There are many milestones parents reach with their children as they’re growing and plenty of references of how to deal with new circumstances. Fatherhood is an increasingly realistic and enticing option, and with its progressive accessibility there are many things you can expect when raising a child as a single father.

You Will Feel Overwhelmed

No, not “may”. Will. And that’s totally okay. It’s 100 percent understandable to feel like you can’t balance work and social life. It will take practice, but more importantly, trial and error. Having a supportive community around can help you deal with the various stresses that accompany parenthood. You’ll want to provide your child with everything he or she desires, but it’s not possible. It’s okay to realize there are things not within your capabilities, but that does not make you a bad parent.

There will be an overpowering feeling that you can’t handle everything a child brings. Parents experience this for a period of time, even those in parent-duos. This feeling will subside with time when you create a routine, allowing you to achieve your full parenting capabilities, optimizing your time with your child and other responsibilities.

You May Worry You’re Not Doing a Good Job

Don’t. You are doing an amazing job. Every parenting circumstance is different and you are doing everything you can to provide a comfortable life for your child. You should be proud of everything you are doing to make your child’s life amazing and you should be proud of yourself.

Single parents often worry that they aren’t able to provide everything a two-parent household provides children. Well-raised children have come from varying households with varying circumstances. Your experience is not any less important or fulfilling as any other.

If you feel you’re not giving your child the best life experiences he or she could have, don’t be afraid to ask for reinforcement, support, or encouragement from your support system. You’ll hear tons of tips and tricks that worked for others that you can apply to yourself to feel as best you can.

You May Face Judgement or Criticism

Being a single father can sometimes come with judgement or criticism about the methods you are using to raise your child. Your process of becoming a father has been especially thought through. There is nothing spontaneous about you having become a single father and since there has been so much time invested in the opportunity, don’t let the judgement or criticism of others affect your learning experiences during fatherhood.

In a worst-case scenario, your parenthood may even be questioned by parents unfamiliar with single-fathers. Prejudices may be placed on you because of your circumstances. It will be up to you to be a modern-day Rosa Parks, paving the way for the acceptance of future single fathers.

Don’t let any critiques, parenting or personal, impair your parenting style, especially if the methods you’re using are working for you. Many parents, especially new parents, will often hear opposing opinions about different techniques while raising a child. Face naysayers with a proud demeanor. Continue with what works for you, your child, and your lifestyle. There is no proven method to raising a good person, so do what’s best according to what you’ve learned.

You’ll Be the “Everything Parent”

There is no “good cop, bad cop” scenario when you’re a single parent. You’ll have to deal with all the ups and downs on your own. You’ll have to deal with the tantrums, tears, smiles, and hugs. You’ll be frying the bacon, braiding the hair, ironing the clothes, cheering on at games, and offering sympathy at a failed test.

You will be the disciplinarian and the easy-going, let’s-have-fun parent. You will wear every single hat that parents are required to wear and your child will both love you with the full adoration a child can offer, and hate you with all the might they can muster. It will be exhausting and rewarding all at the same time. You will need to offer your child balance and in the process, you’ll learn what works best for you and your child.

It is the Hardest Job You Will Ever Love Doing

It will be challenging and lonely, but it will also be incredibly rewarding. You will establish a bond few parents experience. You will be your child’s everything and she will be your’s. You will be their superhero. You will be, always, number one.

Raising a child is one of the most difficult tasks any person can take on, and you’ve chosen to do it on your own. We commend your enthusiasm and continued success in raising your child. It is with one hundred percent certainty that your son or daughter will appreciate everything you have gone through providing them with the best life you’re capable of giving.

Being a parent will exceed your expectations. Fatherhood will come more naturally than you expect, and you will forever love hearing your child utter the word “Daddy.”

Gay Surrogacy – Simple Surrogacy

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

In today’s day and age, many more gay and lesbian couples are deciding to have children through surrogacy and egg donation, making gay surrogacy one of the more often-used options offered by Simple Surrogacy.

At Simple Surrogacy, our mission is to create families for those who need some help in making their familial dreams come true and for those choosing gay surrogacy, they will be pleased to know that it is very similar to the process for heterosexual families.

Simple Surrogacy’s program for gay surrogacy maintains the highest standards and practices in the industry while still providing top-notch personalized attention for each and every case.

The United States is the only global destination which allows same-sex couples to participate in commercial surrogacy. Although there are still some US states that explicitly ban surrogacy contracts, most states are “surrogacy-friendly”, supporting said contracts and automatically name the signers as the legal parents. Yet, while North America and Europe have become increasingly progressive on the subject, there are still cultures in the world who are not tolerant of same-sex relationships and, for that matter, gay surrogacy. In India, for example, guidelines have been issued that have made it impossible for same-sex parents to perform surrogacy. Regardless of the situation, though, you can be sure that you will be in good hands with Simple Surrogacy.

As members of RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association) and the American Fertility Association, we at Simple Surrogacy follow all guidelines of the Surrogacy and Reproductive Medicine community. Whether you have questions, concerns or simply need someone to lean on, our team of dedicated coordinators are available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which includes a direct number to your coordinator. But in the event that your coordinator is unavailable, whether on vacation, an emergency or sickness, we will promptly provide you with alternate contact information.

Our staff are experienced in the creation of families through gay surrogacy and egg donation. We have turned countless happy couples into thrilled, proud parents and can do the same for you. So, contact us today and let us make your dreams of starting a family come true.

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Why Our Surrogacy Cost is so Much Lower and Our Service is so Much Better

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

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How can our surrogacy cost be so much lower than that of other agencies? It’s what makes Simple Surrogacy stand out from others in the industry among other aspects is the surrogacy journey cost. At Simple Surrogacy, we have the Texas Advantage which makes our services significantly more affordable than other agencies.

Thanks to the Texas Advantage, we offer many advantages to our clients with the cost for a surrogacy journey being the biggest of them. While we are located in Dallas, Texas, our business portfolio extends to nearly every state, working with Surrogates, Egg Donors and Intended Parents to bring them happiness at a fraction of the cost they would find with East- and West-coast agencies.

We are asked by many of our clients how we can offer rates for our services that are so much lower than companies based on either coast. The answer is simple: it’s the Texas Advantage.

As a Texas-based agency, we have the benefit of operating in a state with no state income tax, unlike that of agencies that must pay income tax to their respective states on their earnings. This benefit allows us at Simple Surrogacy to cut 10% off our clients’ surrogacy journey costs right off the bat. Plus, the cost of living in Texas is 10-15% lower than in states like California or eastern states such as New York, Massachusetts and Florida. What this translates into is lower overhead and expenses, which, in turn, is passed onto our clients meaning more savings for them, significantly alleviating otherwise-ridiculous surrogacy costs. Also with being based in Texas, we pay less for almost everything that coastal agencies must pay for. This includes, but is not limited to, rents, personnel, utilities, professional services and office expenses.

Arguably the biggest deterrent for hopeful parents looking at surrogacy as an option is cost. Many agencies will easily charge clients between $150,000 and $200,000. At Simple Surrogacy, you, the client, do not have to worry about such exorbitant fees.

At Simple Surrogacy, not only will we find you a quick match but we will also arrange professional coordination combined with a plethora of experience and professional service.

At Simple Surrogacy, we assure that you will get the most bang for your buck. So, give us a call and let your journey to parenthood begin.


We Offer the Highest Standards for Surrogacy at an Affordable Price

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

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Founded in 2002, Simple Surrogacy was formed on one simple principle: to provide their clients with the highest standard of care in the surrogacy and egg donation industry at an affordable price. For those individuals and couples who wish to start a family through third party assisted reproduction, Simple Surrogacy is here to help.

For many of those who choose surrogacy, it may not be the first option, but it turns out to be the best option. For those seriously considering surrogacy, then Simple Surrogacy is the way to go.

Simple Surrogacy’s team of professionals consists of parents through surrogacy, current and former surrogate mothers and egg donors and counselors. Simple Surrogacy has also worked with both Domestic and International Intended Parents to help the path of couples and individuals looking to become parents through surrogacy and/or egg donation that much smoother.

Approximately 35 percent of couples who choose surrogacy have done so after either considering or attempting adoption (Ragoné 1994). However, for the majority of those who have chosen surrogacy, they have found that the adoption process is an arduous one plagued with problems which has left them without a suitable child in most cases (Ragoné 2000). In 1983, for example, 50,000 adoptions were completed in the United States. However, an estimated two million couples were still seeking to adopt (Office of Technology Assessment 1988).

There are several reasons as to why a woman might decide to use a surrogate. She either may have medical problems with her uterus, had it removed via hysterectomy or has a condition, such as severe heart disease, which would make pregnancy either impossible or medically risky. Age, marital status and sexual orientation may also be barriers but through a surrogate, parenthood becomes a viable option.

With Surrogate Mothers through the United States and Canada, Simple Surrogacy matches and facilitates traditional and gestational surrogacy and egg donation arrangements.

From traditional and gay or lesbian couples to singles, Simple Surrogacy works with those of all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds to help complete the journey to starting a family. Simple Surrogacy is highly regarded in the surrogacy and egg donation community and are members of Resolve (The National Infertility Association), the American Fertility Association and the Better Business Bureau.

One of the few downsides to surrogacy is the outrageous cost. Simple Surrogacy is here to address that, to offer their clients significantly reduced fees along with an insider’s knowledge and expertise to give those involved – the Intended Parent(s), Surrogate, Egg Donor – peace of mind every step of the way along their journey.

This is Simple Surrogacy.


How to Talk About Surrogacy With Your Family

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by Robin Corral No Comments

Choosing to become a surrogate is a huge decision. It takes time to decide you are comfortable with the idea of being a surrogate individually, let alone introducing the idea to your family members and close friends. This discussion for some is not an easy one to have.

The best way to think about it, is that you want to educate your friends and family on the process of surrogacy. Because it can be an overwhelming word for some, they may not understand it the way you do. This is where you can begin your approach.

When Should You Tell Them?

If you are nervous about bringing up the topic of becoming a surrogate, you want to make sure you are one hundred percent going to do it. You have made a decision, and you plan on going through with it. You need to be completely confident with your choice before you discuss it with others.

Make Sure You Have Done Some Research

Your family and friends are probably going to have a lot of questions about your decision and surrogacy. To make them feel comfortable, you will need to show them that you understand surrogacy fully. Do as much research as possible and learn about it, more than you already do. This will allow you to answer their tough questions, and show them you understand it.


They may have opposing views to surrogacy, or say something that goes against your decision. It is important that you listen to what they are saying and understand their point of view. You need them to understand you, so show them that you understand them. Listen to them first, and then discuss.

Resist Argument

If your decision is opposed, it is important that you do your best and resist the urge to be angry or upset with them. Take a deep breath and remember that getting angry with them will only elevate the conversation and take it in a completely different direction. Resist the urge to argue, and keep your composure.

Surrogacy is a big decision, whether you knew you wanted to be one right away, or it took you some time to warm up to the idea, discussing it with your family and close friends is never easy. Especially if you are unsure how they will feel about the idea. Remember to take charge of the conversation, but listen to what your family and friends have to say as well. You need to educate them on surrogacy, and get them comfortable with the idea.

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