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 to increase the population over the next… Read More »Surrogacy in the Animal Kingdom Comes to San Diego Zoo
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!
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 settlement, the ASRM will eliminate wording that… Read More »Egg Donors & ASRM Reach a Settlement in Class Action Price Fixing Case
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 mother, Laurie B. Miller of Bridgewater Mass.,… Read More »Surrogacy Amongst Friends – A Cautionary Tale
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 fingers and big eyes and his daddy… Read More »Congratulations to Tyra Banks on the Birth of her Son via 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 blog post from last year in response… Read More »India Begins Scaling Back Commercial 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 had not used a surrogate or face… Read More »Italian Senators Calling for Criminalization of Surrogacy
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 are signed with your Intended Parents. That’s… Read More »New Year, New Incentives!
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? We are not certain, but being involved… Read More »Choosing Your Intended Parents as a Surrogate Through Conceptual Options
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, nothing except for the intake done by… Read More »Conceptual Options – How Surrogate Intake Can Affect Your Baby’s Health