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Why is donor in-vitro considered adoption?

Why is donor in-vitro considered adoption?

Not al All: Actually it is really not considered option and not all all like adoption. First the male partner (assuming male female partners) is a genetic father. Second, you still carry the pregnancy. Third you can breast feed and take care of the child from the first moment. Also legally you are always the birth mother and it is your decision whether to disclose your treatment to anyone. ...Read more

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What is Gestational Surrogacy cost in India?

What is Gestational Surrogacy cost in India?

Less expensive: One family had several. The cost for all three children was about $50,000 compared to an estimated $100,000 a child in the United States. And the Indian women who carried the pregnancies, who typically earn about $60 a month, each received the equivalent of $6,000. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Opsahl Dr. Opsahl
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Surrogacy (Tip)

Use an attorney and agency who specialize in surrogacy. The contract is critical to success. ...See more

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Having a Baby Through Surrogacy (Checklist)

Get legal advice and make sure all documentation is complete
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Choose a candidate and do a thorough interview
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Choose a reputable company
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Participate in prenatal care with the surrogate
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Is surrogacy legal and ethical everywhere?

I think so: Using a surrogate is fine anywhere in the U.S., i think. You should definitely use a lawyer and have a legal binding contract before you use a surrogate. ...Read more

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Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Is adoption better than ovum donor baby?

Adoption: This is a value judgement, of course, adoption is a wonderufl thing. A baby who is already born and needing parents finds loving parents to live with. While time consuming and at tmes expensive, adoption is not complicated. Having a ovum donor baby is complicated and usually expensive, and carries the inherent risk of failure (much greater than adoption). When it works, it's wonderful too! ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
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Surrogacy (Tip)

Using a gestational carrier works for women who cannot carry a pregnancy, but not for egg problems. ...See more

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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What is gestational surrogate?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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What is gestational surrogate?

Dr. Fowler's correct: The embryo is transferred to the surrogate to carry to term. After the delivery, the biological parents usually then take over the responsibilites. ...Read more

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Surrogacy (Tip)

Always consult with a lawyer because the politics of parenthood can be very very complex. ...See more

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What is a surrogacy agreement?

What is a surrogacy agreement?

Legal agreement: between you and your surrogate. Make sure she agrees to carry the pregnancy, take good care of herself and fetus, and assign legal rights to you being the parent of the future child. ...Read more

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Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Is female egg donation for rich infertile couples morally wrong?

Look within yourself: Only you can judge whether if egg donation is morally wrong. Majority of infertility patients are not rich. There are people like your neighbors who have to save and may actually second mortgage there homes to pay for their treatments. The egg donors are amazing young women who are giving a precious gift. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarun Jain Dr. Jain
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Surrogacy (Tip)

Check laws in your state. ...See more

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Is artificial insemination a costly decision?

Is artificial insemination a costly decision?

That depends: On what you consider costly and whether/what your insurance benefit (if any) is. You should contact local doctors who can help you if prices are a big factor for you. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for egg donation?

See:: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1127/

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Surrogacy (Tip)

Have an attorney at your disposal to go over legal and ethical issues. ...See more

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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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Opinions on oocyte donation?

Opinions on oocyte donation?

Complex: As with any donated organ or tissue, concern for risk to the donor must be considered. In oocyte donation this does not seem to be well elaborated, perhaps because of the financial compensation that is legal in the us. Aside from very real ethical issues, the actual donation solves very real challenges in an incredible set of technical feats that are now taken for granted. Pretty darned amazing. ...Read more

Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
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Surrogacy (Tip)

Tiny spot of life borrows a safe womb to grow and a family sighs. ...See more

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Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Surrogacy medical fees and legal fees are how much?

Broad range: Surrogacy is expensive and ranges from $40k - $100k or more. Price shopping is worthwhile but hard to pinpoint because surrogates all have custom made contracts with intended parents. I believe the key to success is the legal contract, so make sure of attny who helps. Get everything spelled out and make sure it is complete. Laws vary between states - use state where baby will be born. Best wishes. ...Read more