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The Skinny on Skin to Skin

The Skinny on Skin to Skin

You may have heard about the importance of skin-to-skin time with your baby and you may not have. Skin-to-skin has many benefits, but when becoming a parent through surrogacy, we think the most important part of skin to skin is the bond it helps to...

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The Best Things About Being a Single Dad (By Choice)

The Best Things About Being a Single Dad (By Choice)

I’ll admit it: I had no idea what I was getting into back in 2009, when I decided to stop looking for the perfect partner to build a family with and start pursuing the possibility of parenthood on my own as a single dad. I had no idea how long it was going...

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Best Books for Introducing Your Child to Egg Donation

Best Books for Introducing Your Child to Egg Donation

We already know how reading books to your child can set them up for success; exercising their brains, developing language skills, creating a bond, building concentration, loving learning, and many more benefits.  It just makes sense to use the opportunity...

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Chatter in the Canopy: The Truth About HIV and surrogacy

Chatter in the Canopy: The Truth About HIV and surrogacy

A beautiful submission from one of our Intended Parents about HIV and surrogacy. It's early morning, and I am on my balcony looking out into the tree canopy. The parrots and cockatoos greet with morning song. I realize that if I pause for a moment, I can...

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The Skinny on Skin to Skin

The Skinny on Skin to Skin

You may have heard about the importance of skin-to-skin time with your baby and you may not have. Skin-to-skin has many benefits, but when becoming a parent through surrogacy, we think the most important part of skin to skin is the bond it helps to...

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Celebrating Pregnancy Milestones During Surrogacy

Celebrating Pregnancy Milestones During Surrogacy

Surrogacy, while bringing many individuals and couples joy and happiness, also has the potential to become loss and heartbreak. At any point during your journey, whether after the transfer or during the pregnancy or birth, tragedy can strike, which makes...

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Packing a Hospital Bag: Surrogate Edition

Packing a Hospital Bag: Surrogate Edition

What are the things you should bring to the birth of the most precious gift you're about to give? Here's our top recommendations for your hospital bag as a surrogate : Birth Plan Your body, your birth.  You may be generously allowing the use of your uterus...

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