Here are some helpful sites we recommend you check out:
All Things Surrogacy - Organization that provides education and support to everyone in the surrogacy community (Intended Parents and Surrogates)
Fertility IQ - Website with detailed assessments of fertility doctors and clinics across the United States
Resolve - The National Infertility Association
Family Equality Council - Advancing Equality for LGBTQ families.
Men Having Babies - Surrogacy parenting advice for gay men worldwide
Baby Quest Foundation - Provides financial assistance through fertility grants to those who cannot afford the high costs of procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, and embryo donation
Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund - Interest-free loans for IVF
Infertility Acronyms - There are a whole lot of acronym-y terms you may come across as you begin your fertility treatment journey. You will probably start to encounter a lot of lingo that may sound a bit like a foreign language to you. TTC, 2WW, AF, DH, HSG…are just a few of these to name a few.RESOLVE helps you crack the language code. Here’s their ultimate list of commonly used infertility acronyms and abbreviations
Family Match Consulting - Egg donor and surrogacy search and consulting firm
Gentle Touch Fertility Services - Gentle Touch Fertility Services provides fertility patients with experienced fertility nurses who can prepare, draw up and administer your daily subcutaneous injections, your HCG “trigger” shot, your intramuscular embryo transfer injections, and provide emotional support regarding your unique stimulation cycle, all in the comfort of your own home. We also assist pre transfer and pregnant patients who need Progesterone and Delestrogen injections to maintain their pregnancy.
Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS) - SEEDS is a nonprofit organization founded by a group of egg donation and surrogacy agencies, whose purpose is to define and promote ethical behavior by all parties involved in third party reproduction. SEEDS carries out its mission by working with ART professionals to create a unified voice and develop and issue ethical standards for the various aspects of third party reproduction. This is a good site to use to see which agencies are members of SEEDS to help you in choosing a surrogacy agency.
Books that we recommend:
Experiencing Surrogacy: Perspective and Advice from a Surrogate’s and Intended Parent’s Pregnancy Journey Together
Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction: Everything You Need to Know About Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Sperm Donation
Let’s Talk About Egg Donation: Real Stories from Real People
Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation
The Very Kind Koala - A Surrogacy Story for Children
Sophia’s Broken Crayons: A Story of Surrogacy from a Young Child’s Perspective