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Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn Takes Control of Her Fertility

Olivia Munn is now one of the handful of celebrity women (like Whitney Cummings and Maria Menounos) who is speaking out about freezing her eggs. The 35 year-old actress shares the sentiment that she knows that she wants to have children, but doesn’t know when that will happen so she decided to freeze her eggs

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National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week

In the United States 1 in 8 couples have difficulty conceiving. This statistic would probably surprise the average person because infertility is not talked about. It is kept hidden. However, that needs to change. More people need to start asking questions about their fertility and be a part of the conversation about what causes infertility.

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Depression Screening Linked to Pregnancy

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Guest Author | Katleen Brown In light of all the advancements attributed to the 21st century, it is quite a wonder that the social stigma of mental health issues still lingers around stubbornly. Despite all the clinical trials and research studies conducted, many people still avoid these issues as though they are deadly viruses. One

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David Chiu

New Surrogacy Law Introduced in California Legislator from New Dad, Assemblyman David Chiu

Image Credit: David Chiu Facebook Conceptual Options wants to acknowledge that Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) has stepped up and authored a bill that would assist same-sex couples using surrogacy to have their own children, as well as protect their rights outside of the State of California. After the birth of his own child, Chiu,

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LookingUp

Top 5 Questions Egg Donors Should Ask When Choosing an Egg Donation Agency

If you’re reading this blog post, you are probably smack in the middle of your search for your perfect Egg Donation agency. You’re most likely also thinking, “Only 5 questions? Why only 5?” And you are right! The more questions that you have for an agency, the better! However, you need to make sure that

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Surrogate Choose

Top 5 Questions Surrogates Should Ask When Choosing a Surrogacy Agency

If you’re reading this blog post, you are probably in the middle of your search for your perfect agency. You’re most likely also thinking “Umm…only 5 questions? How am I going to learn anything from only 5 questions?” And you are right! The more questions that you have for an agency, the better! However, you

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Surrogate Belly

Study Shows Surrogacy Often Misunderstood & Unfairly Judged

As we discussed in yesterday’s blog post about the Top 3 Things NOT to say to a surrogate mother, surrogacy is often a taboo subject for many people. In fact, a new study (and a book) just came out from a researcher from the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Heather Jacobson, and she has

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Top 3 Things Not to Say to A Surrogate

3 Top Things NOT to Say to a Surrogate

Surrogacy is a topic that draws most people in one direction or another as it is often shrouded in controversy and secrecy both publically and privately. With a topic such as this, people will often say nothing to someone when they are confronted with a situation they do not understand, such as surrogate motherhood. On

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Choosing Your Agency

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Surrogacy & Egg Donation Agency

If you’re in the middle of searching for your perfect agency, you’re probably thinking “only 5 questions? I have a million questions I want to ask my prospective agency!” And the more questions that you have for an agency, the better! However, you need to make sure that out of all of the questions that

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Zika Virus Update | Information for Surrogates, Egg Donors & Intended Parents

People all over the world are concerned about the Zika virus and how it can affect pregnant mothers – and rightfully so. Thankfully, the FDA has prepared guidance that is currently being implemented to decrease any potential risks for egg donors, sperm donors and Intended Parents. As there are no good blood tests at this

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Happy International Women's Day 2016

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2016

Today is a day about celebrating women. Whether they are our friends, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, or any other special women in our lives…including ourselves. At Conceptual Options we would like to celebrate all of the women that we work with, have worked with, and will work with in the future. Whether you are a surrogate,

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Surrogacy in the Animal Kingdom Comes to San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has welcomed six southern white rhinos from South Africa in hopes they’ll become surrogate mothers for the critically endangered northern white rhino. The rhinos are living at the zoo’s new Rhino Rescue Center, built specifically for the six females. They will not be on public display as their sole purpose is

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Happy Year of the Monkey!

We here at Conceptual Options are wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and a happy and prosperous year of the monkey! This past year has been an incredible one and we cannot wait to see what this new year will bring!

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Egg Donors & ASRM Reach a Settlement in Class Action Price Fixing Case

On January 29, 2016, and after four years of litigation, the class of egg donors who challenged the American Society for Reproductive Medicine for placing a price cap on the amount of compensation donors can receive have reached a settlement. According to Top Class Actions, According to the terms of the egg donor class action

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Surrogacy Amongst Friends – A Cautionary Tale

Many couples and individuals will often look to friends and family when discovering that they will need a surrogate to create their family. But, is this the most prudent option? Is that money savings worth your friendship? Is the savings worth your familial relationships? One woman says no. “Jillian” just had a birthday. Her surrogate

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Congratulations to Tyra Banks on the Birth of her Son via Surrogacy

Congratulations are in order for Tyra Banks and her boyfriend Erik Asla, on the birth of their son via surrogate this week! The supermodel shared her incredible news with the world late Wednesday night on her Instagram account saying, “The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He’s got my

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India Begins Scaling Back Commercial Surrogacy

Women in India have become surrogates for years in order to help their families. In fact, thousands of poor Indian women have found work as surrogate mothers, helping to turn this country into a favored destination for foreign couples that can’t become pregnant on their own. We even posted about their situations in our previous

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Italian Senators Calling for Criminalization of Surrogacy

In an attempt to defeat pro-gay marriage legislation legalizing civil unions in Italy, Senators have called for the criminalization of surrogacy; regardless of where the child was born via surrogacy. In fact, Catholic Senators from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party have included an amendment, which would require gay couples with children to prove they

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New Year, New Incentives!

Since 2016 just started, we here at Conceptual Options have come up with a great new incentive program for new Surrogates! If you sign up to be a Surrogate with Conceptual Options today you will receive a $500.00 bonus once you are accepted into our Surrogacy program and then an additional $500.00 bonus when contracts

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Choosing Your Intended Parents as a Surrogate Through Conceptual Options

Many women who come through our doors here at Conceptual Options often ask if they have the ability to decide on whom they select as their Intended Parents.  Why?  Well, for some reason they believe that they do not have the opportunity to choose whom they will become a surrogate for.  And, why is that? 

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Conceptual Options – How Surrogate Intake Can Affect Your Baby’s Health

When selecting a surrogate agency, most people do not consider the end result – their baby. Instead, they look at costs, timelines and availability. While those items are important, they are often not the most important when it comes to your baby’s health. What is more important than your baby’s health when in utero? Well,

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Conceptual Options – Calling all Moms!

Becoming a surrogate is a big decision for any woman and her family, which is why Conceptual Options prepares all of its surrogates with a thorough psychological evaluation, as well as ongoing psych support that we believe is crucial for anyone considering surrogacy. In fact, Conceptual Options offers surrogates and their families the following: Monthly

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Conceptual Options Presents Egg Donor Candidate Molli

Egg donor candidate, Molli, is excited to become an egg donor through Conceptual Options‘ program. She is currently available and has the following to say about herself: “I am Graceful and Charming, Sunny Disposition, Ability to make people laugh. Deep Thinker with a Philosophical Bend. I have Appreciation for Beauty and Health in the World

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