Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Jeff Lewis

Jeff Lewis Welcomes Baby Girl Via Surrogacy

Image Courtesy of Jeff Lewis Instagram

Bravo TV star, Jeff Lewis, welcomed a baby girl with this partner, Gage Edward, via Surrogate on Tuesday. Lewis announced the birth of his daughter, Monroe, on Instagram on Tuesday.

The reality show house flipper, said via Instagram

At 4:22pm today, I grew up. Welcome Monroe Christine Lewis.”

Lewis also posted pictures of his daughter’s nursery, via Instagram, last week as him and his partner waited with bated breath for their little one to arrive.

Congratulations Jeff & Gage on the birth of their daughter!


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Surrogacy Helps Woman with Cancer Become a Mother

Surrogacy Helps Woman with Cancer Become a Mother

Image courtesy of: Paul Swiech

A cancer diagnosis is a devastating time for anyone, and when Allie Ruff was 25 years old she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. At that time, her and her husband had only been married for a little over a year, and they thought that their dreams of having a family were over.

However, thanks to fertility rescue technology at Sher Fertility’s Central Illinois clinic in Peoria, they were able to create embryos with Allie’s eggs and her husband, Dave’s, sperm. Of the egg retrieval process, Allie said:

“That was a scary time,” Allie admitted. “The cancer was hormone-driven. So was I fueling the cancer (by taking the medicine)?”

Following chemotherapy, Allie was cancer free, but unable to carry a child since her cancer was hormone driven and could easily come back. So, the Ruff’s looked into Surrogacy and found that they would not be able to afford it, which is where Allie’s work friend, Josie Wiles, came in. Josie offered to be the Ruff’s Surrogate for free and on August 26, 2016 Josie gave birth to Ava Jo Ruff.

Josie Wiles was the answer to the Ruff’s prayers and helped them to become the family they had always wished for.

To learn more about the Ruff’s story read the entire article in the Herald.


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Surrogacy in the USA

Surrogacy in the USA: Your Path to Parenthood

How does International Surrogacy work? And why would someone choose to do International Surrogacy? – These are questions that we get asked by many of our international clients.

The clearest answer is that international Surrogacy is the answer for many individuals who are seeking Surrogacy outside of their own country for one reason or another. California, in particular, has some of the best and safest laws for Surrogacy; which is why California is the ideal location for your Pathway to Parenthood. California law ensures that the Intended Parents, Surrogates, and the babies themselves are all protected before, during, and after the Surrogacy Journey. Which is why, at Conceptual Options, have been working in California since 1999. By working in California, we have been making dreams come true and creating families internationally with those whose own cannot in their own country.

During the Surrogacy process, we pride ourselves in the fact that we are there with the Intended Parents and Surrogate Mother every step of the way. We constantly keep you updated on the Surrogate’s health and your baby’s development throughout the entire process. From the signing of the paperwork before the medical process begins, all the way to when you are issued your child’s birth certificate and passport and on your way back home to begin your life with your child, Conceptual Options is by your side. Making sure that the Surrogacy Process runs smoothly.

For more information on International Surrogacy, how you can become a Surrogate, or how you can become an Intended Parent visit our International Intended Parents Page or our Surrogate Page and feel free to contact us at any time with any Questions, Comments, or Concerns.