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How Your “Match Meeting” Changes Everything

Match Meeting

During the surrogacy journey there are two, giant, life-changing days – two days that you will remember for the rest of your life. One of those days is the day that sweet baby is delivered and placed in your arms. The other big day on the surrogacy journey is the match meeting. If you are trying […]

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The Psychological Evaluation (And Why It Isn’t As Scary As It Sounds)

Psychological Evaluation

When my husband and I met Mary for the first time, she walked us through the Surrogacy Timeline, and she casually said two words – two words that jumped out at me like a live electric wire and sent a chill down my spine – PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION. She said those words like they were no big […]

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Choosing Your Fertility Clinic

Choosing your Fertility Clinic

When I started my surrogacy journey, I didn’t think it would be filled with magic in the same way that many people talk about traditional pregnancy. I knew I wouldn’t be watching my belly grow. I knew I wouldn’t learn about the baby through my cravings, see her first kicks, or feel the way she […]

The First Day of Your Surrogacy Journey – Consult Day

Consult Day

The Consult Day is all about launching into your surrogacy journey with our amazing team working for you all the way. In some ways, it’s the day when your surrogacy journey really starts. Whether you are a surrogate or an intended parent, the Consult Day helps ground your vision for the days ahead so that […]

5 Questions To Ask About Surrogacy

5 Questions to Ask About Surrogacy

You’ve made it. You started looking into surrogacy. You’re on a website of a reputable, professional surrogacy agency (the best one, if I can share my totally biased opinion!). So what do you do next? There are so many questions to consider. The very first thing you’ll want to do is get in touch. It’s […]

Navigating the Surrogacy Journey

surrogacy journey

Starting the surrogacy journey is kind of like going to The Maldives. Imagine you want to go to The Maldives. Maybe you’ve heard of the islands?  Or maybe, at least, you’re now imagining some islands with palm trees, beautiful sandy beaches, a blue sky with a few clouds, and you’ve learned this magical land is […]

Waiting to Bring Our Baby Home

leaving for home with our daughter

Our surrogate delivered our daughter two days before Thanksgiving. The delivery was the most unforgettable moment of my life (I wrote about it on my own blog here!). Our baby brought magic into the world the moment she arrived. Magic floated around us for days. It filled the apartment where we stayed while we waited […]

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Do You Still Talk To Her? – Surrogacy and Friendship

Surrogate

Last week I shared the number one question people want to ask and are (almost) always afraid to.  Now that our baby girl is smiling in our arms, there’s another question we hear over and over – “But, the woman who carried her… do you still talk to her?” Most people are curious about surrogacy […]

Is Surrogacy Expensive?

Is Surrogacy Expensive? Brent Love is the newest addition to the Hope Surrogacy team and a new dad through surrogacy! Here, he faces the finances of surrogacy and the truths he learned from his journey.  – So, the first thing anyone ever asks when they meet me and my new baby is, “Isn’t she just […]

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Are You Afraid of Surrogacy? So Was I.

Brent Love is a new member of the Hope Surrogacy team. He’ll be sharing stories on our blog about parenting through surrogacy. Have a story to share or a question you’d like answered on the blog? Email brent@hopesurrogacy.com. We can’t wait to hear from you! — Sitting in the middle of month four with my […]