January 2, 2020

Not many people can say they made a lifelong friend as an infant, but then again, not many babies are Morgan and Sahar. Both babies have a lot in common: both have two doting daddies, both were born in November in El Paso, TX, and both were born via gestational surrogacy. Their story is one that connects two worlds through love and family.

Baby Sahar, the older by four days, was born to two loving fathers from Israel. Eddie and Moshe always dreamed of having a baby and their journey was not the easiest. However, they never lost their positivity...

December 26, 2019

There has never been a time when surrogacy has been so visible in popular culture. As celebrities like Elton John, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian become parents via surrogacy, the general population now has a more developed understanding of the surrogacy process than ever.

For couples struggling with fertility, same-sex couples, and others in need of assistance to become parents, surrogacy presents an ideal option for starting a family. However, no precise method exists of knowing whether or not becoming an Intended Parent is the right path to t...

December 17, 2019

Across the United States, the legal allowances for surrogacy differ greatly, but trends in surrogacy are rising. Surrogacy continues to grow in availability since the development of gestational, or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and the development of litigation that permits surrogacy in more states.

However, as surrogacy grows in popularity, a number of myths about the process of being a surrogate have grown as well. 

Myth #1: Surrogates are related to the babies they carry

Once upon a time, traditional surrogacy was a common option for IPs. Howev...

November 27, 2019

When you decide to take the journey down the road as a surrogate, you’re providing an amazing gift that will last a lifetime. But along the way, you’ll realize that it is far from just a nine month experience. Many surrogates go on to develop a lasting relationship with their matched intended parents.

Of course, throughout pregnancy, your health is more important than ever. And throughout the surrogacy process, the singularity of the experience can be complex. Having a support system to reach out to when needed is just one important piece of the...

September 11, 2019

Surrogacy is a long and detailed process for both the surrogate and intended parents. When looking into surrogacy, the most common questions are: what does surrogacy mean, and what does the process entail?  

When thinking of surrogacy in general, some may initially think about what is understood as traditional surrogacy. The difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy is that a gestational surrogate will have no genetic connection to the child, whereas traditional surrogacy includes a process of artificial insemination, where a...

August 21, 2019

If you’re entertaining the thought of becoming a surrogate, it’s likely that you’re overwhelmed with a wave of emotions. For starters, you’ve simply become drawn to the opportunity to provide a life for others. Many potential surrogates find themselves surprised at what can seem like a sudden, inexplicable desire to help another person or couple build their family. 

It’s important to approach the thought from a logical standpoint, apart from the emotions you feel. How will you know whether you’re actually ready to embark on this journey or not?

A...

August 12, 2019

Children are often involved in the surrogacy process. How can you talk to your children in a way that helps them to feel comfortable?

July 25, 2019

In this Surrogate Spotlight, we feature Erika, who shares with us the story of her journeys with AFS!

1) Please summarize your surrogacy journey thus far.

When I first applied for my surrogacy journey I thought it would take forever. To my surprise, it was fast! From the moment I applied, I already had Erin on the phone with me walking me through the next step. The matching was one of my favorite moments of the process. By Carey’s magic, I was matched with my IPs. I say by magic because it was as if we were all made for this, we match in every wa...