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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

Everything You Need To Know About Infertility

Did you know that over 8% of couples worldwide struggle with conception and fertility? In the United States, about 10% of women in their reproductive age gap struggle with conceiving. Also, contrary to popular misconceptions, males have the same propensity to infertility as women. According to recent statistics, about a third of infertility cases in

Gay Couples and Parenting

Same Sex Adoption “My wife and I both wanted to have children. As a gay couple, our options were limited. She wanted a little girl she could show how to bake her famous chocolate mousse cake. I just wanted a child to love. After a lot of research and tears, we learned about surrogacy. Although

Newborn Feeding If You Can’t Breastfeed

Becoming a parent can happen in many ways, and surrogacy offers a unique experience to anyone that wants to bring a new life into this world. Like any mother who physically carries a child, my clients want to prepare for the feeding process. Hormones don’t change the same way when a surrogate carries the child,

Do Surrogates Have a Say in Their Journey? My Surrogacy story

As a Surrogate Ambassador, I share my Surrogacy story with many people who are surprised to hear that I had a lot of say in my journey. Yes, we are carrying someone else’s baby, but we still have a choice in what we do with our bodies. When I first started looking into surrogacy, one

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

How does surrogacy work?

Surrogates, intended parents, fertility clinics and lawyers.  Contracts, cycle calendars and money!  How does surrogacy work and how do all these pieces go together?  Let’s demystify it! What is surrogacy?  There are two types of surrogacy – traditional and gestational. The Intended Parents work with a surrogate who becomes pregnant using embryos created with: the

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.