Surrogacy

It Takes a Village – Donor Metaphor

November 5th, 2013
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I have had the privilege of seeing first hand “where babies come from”. Our first two frozen embryo transfers with adopted embryos, albeit unsuccessful, allowed me to see what these embryos looked like under the microscope. I watched them slowly rotate and float in their little petri dish before they were taken into the catheter [...]

Turning Down a Shared Cycle

August 30th, 2013
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More and more fertility clinics are starting to offer shared-donor in-vitro fertilization cycles, where a woman agrees to donate some of her retrieved eggs to another patient in return for a reduced cost of her own IVF treatment. If the woman doesn’t yet have any children, or doesn’t have any biological children, this is a [...]

Using a Surrogate

May 3rd, 2009
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I admit it, I am addicted to reading celebrity “news” and gossip. Recently as I was perusing the all important information about the rich and famous I came across an article about Sarah Jessica Parker expecting twins via a surrogate. I do not personally know anyone who has used a surrogate, but it seems to [...]

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Courtney and Angela

April 28th, 2007
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When Courtney B. Vance and Angela Basset were married I was so happy for the both of them. Mostly I was a fan of hers, but now that Courtney is on Law and Order Criminal Intent, I’ve become a fan of his as well. While searching through the Oprah.com archives for articles on infertility, their [...]

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Baby Congrats to Katey Sagal

January 14th, 2007
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I was never a fan of “Married With Children” although Chris said that he was. I suppose that kind of humor isn’t something that I’m that in tune to, but I’ve always loved Katey Sagal. Only knowing her through MWC, I wasn’t too involved with her career, but beginning with her very public miscarriage history, [...]

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“Labor of Love” Part 3

October 12th, 2006
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And the final part of the article from www.msnbc.msn.com : Three years later, on Sept. 14, 2000, Kalenda served as surrogate again to the Adziches, this time delivering twins — Anika Stephanie, a girl, and Dominick, a boy. The gift of life Today, the Adzich children, now ages 6 and 9, call Kalenda their “fairy [...]

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“Labor of Love” Part 2

October 12th, 2006
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Continued article from www.msnbc.msn.com : Saying goodbye again During her third pregnancy, doctors sewed her cervix shut and confined her to bed rest in order to prevent premature labor. When she started having contractions at 19 or 20 weeks, she was hospitalized and prescribed drugs to stave off labor. After about a month, on June [...]

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“Labor of Love” Part 1

October 12th, 2006
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Just in case you missed the show this morning, here is the article from www.msnbc.msn.com: Labor of love After losing three babies, Kathy and Rob Adzich were able to have three children with the help of a surrogate, a woman who had been a stranger • Couple builds a family, after losses Oct. 12: “Today” [...]

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Surrogate Segment

October 11th, 2006
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Hello All, I don’t check my adoptionblogs email every day, but I sure am glad that I checked it in time to pass this on for us all to see. I am reprinting a letter that I got today regarding a segment on Surrogate couples, airing tomorrow morning on the Today show. Grace’s ending comments [...]

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Social Surrogacy – New to Me

July 13th, 2006
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I just read on www.adopting.org about an option called social surrogacy. This is where a couple decides that they want a biological child, but do not want to go through the rigors of pregnancy. There is are normally no medical issues causing the decision, only social ones. Like “too busy, the pressures of commitments, a [...]

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