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For a variety of very personal reasons, there is a population of men, women, and couples who would love to have natural-born children but can’t. For these people, the ability to give physical life to a child isn’t available. Of course, it doesn’t mean they can’t be parents. They just have to go through the


Nothing is more beautiful than one person giving of themselves to help another person. Nowhere is that more evident than when a woman agrees to become a gestational carrier or surrogate mother for a woman, man, or couple who isn’t able to produce a birth child. This is a grand gesture of the heart. The

How to Explain Surrogacy to Your Children

When you decide to become a surrogate parent, you will eventually wonder how to introduce the subject to your own children. Accept the fact that, children being children, they will ask about your pregnancy. Even young kids are exceptionally observant and want to know all the details about something new and different that they don’t

As a Surrogate, Should You Work With an Agency?

Every potential surrogate wonders whether it’s a good idea to work with a professional agency. The question is an important one, and it makes perfect sense to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of using an agency for help with such an important life experience. It’s a fact that many entertain the idea of “going

What is surrogacy? Definition, Terms

For many people, there is a strong desire to raise a family. Unfortunately, various medical conditions can result in struggles getting pregnant or carrying a healthy baby to term. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, more options are being sought out to form families. What is Surrogacy? Let’s start with the two most basic definitions:

Celebrities Growing Their Family Through Surrogacy

Celebrities live what seems to be the fantasy life we all want to lead. However, they too face challenges when it comes to growing their families. Because of the demands put on celebrity actresses like Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, and a host of others named later, having a child presented difficult choices. For an

True Stories About Real Women Who Carried Someone Else’s Baby

A generation ago, the few surrogacy stories you heard about were hush-hush because the process was not well defined legally. Nowadays, having a baby for someone else is becoming more common. In most states, it’s fully legal for a woman to serve as a gestational carrier, and give birth to a child with whom she

How to Become a Surrogate Mother

One of the most selfless things a woman can do is become a surrogate mother. For nine months, a woman carries a child for a couple in need and then happily hands the baby over to the couple to parent the baby. Surrogacy helps those who want a child, but it’s also a process that

Their Bun, Your Oven – The Relationship between Gestational carrier and Intended Parents

For the gestational carrier, pregnancy and delivery are going to be different from their experience with their own children.  How does one navigate this relationship? Everything begins with communication.  Good communication is key to a healthy relationship.  At Surrogacy Center of Philadelphia, we make sure that gestational carriers and the families they match with have

Traditional vs. Gestational Surrogacy

There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational. It’s important to understand the difference. Traditional surrogacy Traditional surrogacy requires that the surrogate not only carries and delivers a baby for her Intended Parents, but also acts as an egg donor for that baby.  A traditional surrogate is artificially inseminated with the Intended Father’s

Building families is our privilege

Every year Philadelphia Surrogates center serves couples & individuals from the Greater Philadelphia area and all over the world. As a local, full-service center for surrogate parenting, we are proud to support you on your journey.