3 Steps Every Set of Intended Parents Should Consider Before Starting IVF, Surrogacy, & Egg Donation

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Intended Parents

3 Steps Every Set of Intended Parents Should Consider Before Starting IVF, Surrogacy, & Egg Donation

The IVF road is a rewarding one, but it certainly has some challenges. We are grateful for new technology that allows couples to have a child who otherwise might not be able to. Sometimes the process can be overwhelming, but with a lot of patience your dream of having a child will come true.

However- there are many things to consider in the process as you journey down your road.

Yet, have no a fear. Here is a quick guide with a few steps to consider as you start your journey through the IVF, Surrogacy & Egg Donation process:

1. Where

When it comes to choosing where to perform your IVF cycle, it’s wise to do your research. There are many IVF clinics in the United States, but unfortunately not all are created equal. The truth is, reviews are invaluable. You can read reviews on any clinic that is in operation.

Also, ask around and see what other people’s thoughts are on the clinic.

And, do as many consults as you need to to feel confident about the doctor you are choosing to help you bring a child into the world. As Intended Parents, you are in control of many of the elements at the start of this process.

Do what you can to make informed, wise decisions to make your journey a seamless, happy, and successful one.

2. How

It’s important to consider how you want to perform your cycle. This process has many options.

Do you want a Surrogate that is close to your chosen birth hospital so you can take your child right home? What if the Surrogate is from another state but more affordable – or the surrogacy laws are better where the Surrogate lives?

Do you want an anonymous egg donor? How would you like to interact with your egg donor? Intended Parents should carefully consider if they want an open donation or an anonymous donation.

There are perks and drawbacks to both. How the journey is done is up to you.

And, let’s not forget – how many children do you want?

3. When

In the world of IVF, it’s all about the “when”. Lining up your timeline with your chosen Donor and Surrogate can be a very tricky recipe. That’s why you hire the best team in the world to coordinate a great Egg Donor and a great Surrogate for you. Let us do the hard work when it comes to scheduling.

Most couples who come to us have spent years trying to get pregnant, and they are ready for the process to be complete and result in a sweet newborn. We are with you. We are here to help assess the best timeline possible for you and yours.

Regardless of your wants and wishes for your IVF, Surrogacy & Egg Donation cycle, we are here to make them come true. With a little love and patience, we can all work together to help you build a family.

A great place to start is right here.


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Surrogacy

Choosing Your Surrogate: A How To Guide from Conceptual Options, California’s Surrogacy Agency

Every surrogacy journey will be different. Every Surrogate is going to want specific things out of her journey both emotionally and logistically, just as you will as an Intended Parent. Finding the perfect fit is key to making a challenging process a smooth, seamless, and special journey full of love.


A Surrogate is a generous woman who is willing to lend her womb to someone in need to help them start a family. While there are challenges in the process, finding a Surrogate you will be happy with can help the journey become easier.

So, but how do you go about finding a Surrogate? A search for the woman who will be part of your lives for the next year can require some careful research and consideration. Here is a guide on what to consider when looking for your Surrogate to carry your child:

1. Ask Your IVF & TTC Friends

If you know anyone who has gone through the IVF process with a Surrogate, ask them for recommendations, whether in person or even via social media groups. The information and referrals are out there if you look. If they had a positive experience, it’s possible you will too by using the same team they did.

Ask your friends about what they liked and did not like about their Surrogacy process. Get the details about what they think would make for a smooth journey with a Surrogate.

2. Learn All That You Can

Not all surrogacy programs are created equal. When it comes to how to find a Surrogate, you need to do some research. Read all the reviews you can about an agency or program before you sign any contracts.

Also make sure you’ve considered the best surrogacy programs to schedule a consult for your chosen Surrogate.

3. Stick To Your Gut

If you have a good feeling or inkling about a certain surrogate agency or program, then move swiftly in that direction. Having a child through Surrogacy and IVF doesn’t have to be completely clinical, you can extend your wings of love and include family, friends, and your Surrogate in this process.

There are aspects of this process that are bigger than all of us. We truly believe that you will find the Surrogate of your dreams that you were meant to be matched with. Many Surrogates remain part of the Intended Parent’s lives for years to come, while others choose to be a part of your life for just a short time.

Team of Experts

When you want to find a Surrogate that you can rust, use only the best programs that rigorously screen their Surrogates to ensure they are fit to help you build a family. Leave it us and our experience as you start to fulfill your dream.

Contact us today to set up a consultation and get started on your Surrogacy Journey.


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Surrogacy

Should I Become a Surrogate and Why?

Getting pregnant and having a child is not a possibility for everyone. For many, the road to parenthood is one full of obstacles and challenges, especially those suffering from infertility issues. The good news: help is on the way.

Bringing a newborn child into this world and starting a family is perhaps one of the greatest joys in life. If you have had a child before, then you know what a great blessing it is to add on to your family and bring your tiny one home from the hospital.

In 2018, IVF procedures are making it possible for people with infertility to conceive and have a child of their own genetic makeup, even if the couple is experiencing incredible difficulty conceiving on their own.

While there is certainly an emotional and physical commitment made, there are many benefits to becoming a Surrogate.

Here are just a few of the many joys of being a Surrogate for Intended Parents:

Do For Others What They Can’t Do For Themselves

It sounds a little cliche, sure. But the truth is you are giving a couple the greatest gift of all: the gift of life. You are doing something for someone that they can not do for themselves. This generous act you’ll perform will consume 9 months of your life, but you will literally carry their child into this world.

For this, Intended Parents will be truly grateful for helping them have a child. Their gratitude to you will be endless as they watch the child you helped bring into this world grow and progress. You will have an impact on an entire family that can never be forgotten. This will benefit you in ways you might not expect.

Becoming a Surrogate Has Many, Many Benefits

Most Surrogates become a Surrogate because being pregnant isn’t difficult for them. Some Surrogates even state that they enjoy being pregnant, along with the aura and energy it feeds them. Aside from enjoying a pregnancy, there are other perks as a Surrogate.

As a Surrogate, you will surely be compensated for the physical and emotional toll that will be asked of you. Though Surrogates are of sound mind, challenges will arise.

What gets a Surrogate through these challenges is their desire to help an infertile couple to grow a family.

Another benefit? The compensation a Surrogate receives is to ensure she is cared for and compensated for her time and her energy. Many Intended Parents provide services to their Surrogate to keep them comfortable during their journey as well, such as psychological counseling and surrogate support. The perks of being a Surrogate are endless. From the monetary aspect to the occasional massage, as you help bring a child into the world you will find yourself quite comfortable and compensated while doing so.

Love, Love, Love, Love

While every set of Intended Parents is different, most will want you to be a part of their lives to one degree or another. Even if you already have your own family, being included on text threads and birthdays will simply expand your circle of love and goodness.

You will likely have the opportunity to watch the child grow through intimate friendships that form, or through photo updates and other information.

Remember, you can state how involved you would like to be after the birth. If it’s not a fit for that set of parents, then we can match you with a set that fits your specifications. This process can be tailored to your desires, too.

Super Surrogate

Our Surrogates at Conceptual Options are true superheroes. They are changing lives by giving the gift of life. This selfless act will have ripple effects for many years and generations to come.

To ensure you have the most amazing journey as a Surrogate, contact us today to get started on the incredible journey to become a Surrogate-Hero.