The rights of women who choose to give the ultimate gift to a family are at stake once again as the Minnesota legislature is expected to raise surrogacy in this year’s upcoming session. As many of you are aware, last year was a close call at the legislature for surrogacy. Although we succeeded in preventing […]
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By Steve Snyder, executive director of IARC Intended parents who wish to have children through third-party reproduction, but face highly restrictive and conflicting laws and regulations in their home countries, are increasingly crossing international borders to have their genetic children abroad. Although the world is getting smaller and international borders are becoming more and more blurred, conflict among […]
Clip from report on KBRJ TV, Duluth Minnesota on the legal rights of same sex couples if they cross state lines Full story at: http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Marital-Rights-for-Same-Sex-Couples-Stop-at-State-Border-215921501.html
For couples and prospective parents in need, an agency is a crucial guide through the surrogacy and egg donor process and will be your advocate through any legal pitfalls and medical uncertainties. For surrogates, an agency with years of experience and a laundry list of services is a key protector in this profound, life-changing experience. […]
Prospective surrogate mothers may find the possibility of HIV-positive sperm donation frightening. And perhaps rightfully so—the virus and its debilitating effects are estimated to affect 1.1 million people in the United States. The statistic for documented transmission of HIV to surrogate mothers or their offspring via in vitro fertilization is much more encouraging: zero. At […]
For intended parents, whether single or coupled, going through the surrogacy process can be a long, confusing and emotional journey, but for gay prospective parents there is an added layer of legal complications that must be navigated. This post is meant to help gay men who are considering surrogacy get smart on what questions they […]
By Steve Snyder, executive director of IARC The recent case of Pattaramon Chanbua has propagated a lot of criticism of unregulated surrogacy. Surrogacy is widely unregulated globally. Even within the U.S., surrogacy laws are disparate across state lines. In the current context of national and international law, this case serves as a crucial reminder of the importance […]
By Steve Snyder, executive director of IARC Surrogacy has proven to be a blessing for many same-sex couples. However, the legal complications regarding parental rights have threatened many intended parents. For example, Huffington Post recently reported a story about two gay dads denied legal parenthood of their sons due to complicated gay marriage and parental laws. As […]
The Matching with HIV+ Intended Parents webinar has been rescheduled for Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m central time. Click here to register. As always, you also can learn more or discuss surrogacy with our experts by contacting our experienced, multilingual staff at 763.494.8800.
As people consider becoming a surrogate, questions about compensation are often at the top of the list. This post helps answer initial questions regarding surrogacy compensation. There are two financial aspects that go into a surrogacy program. Compensation for time and commitment for being a surrogate Reimbursement for expenses that are related to the surrogacy […]