About Surrogacy


Surrogacy 101

Surrogacy is complicated. It’s a legal and medical process, but it’s also a social and emotional one. It’s a unique partnership between hopeful parents and surrogates— a collaborative effort between them and their legal, medical and surrogacy professionals to bring a new life into the world.

If you’re new to surrogacy, whether as a prospective surrogate, a hopeful parent, or just someone who is interested in learning more about the various ways a family can be built, it can be difficult to know where to start.

The articles below provide a basic introduction to surrogacy — from its definition to its history to the best resources to stay up-to-date on surrogacy news.

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    THE SURROGACY DEFINITIONS AND IMPORTANT TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

     
    What is the definition of surrogacy? If you’re wondering how to define surrogacy, check out this article of important definitions and terms to know.

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    THE MEANING OF SURROGACY AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

     
    What does surrogacy mean? The answer will be different for every person, but here’s what it may mean to those affected by it.

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    FROM THE BIBLE TO TODAY: THE HISTORY OF SURROGACY

     
    Just how long has surrogacy been around? Longer than you would think. Read the full history of surrogacy here.

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    IS THE BABY RELATED TO THE SURROGATE?

     
    When you first start learning about surrogacy, you probably have questions about DNA, and who the baby is related to. Here’s everything you want to know about genetics and surrogacy.

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    BENEFITS OF SURROGACY FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED

     
    Learn more about some of the top surrogacy advantages for intended parents and surrogates.

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    THE TOP 7 SURROGACY SERVICES AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

     
    Surrogacy is not a process you complete alone. Find out more about the services that will be required for a successful surrogacy.

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    8 PLACES TO FIND THE LATEST SURROGACY NEWS

     
    Looking for surrogacy news and surrogacy articles? We round up the eight places you must look to learn more about the surrogacy process.

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    SURROGACY FAQS: 24 QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

     
    Here, find answers to 24 of the most commonly asked questions about surrogacy today.