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You and Me and Babies Make Four

Posted by admin | Filed under Egg Donation, Gender Selection, Infertility, IVF, Surrogacy

When Stephen and Jun decided to get married, they knew they wanted to have a family someday. As a same-sex couple, however, their path to parenthood was a bit more complicated.

“We knew before we were married that we wanted to have kids, but we didn’t know when or how,” said Stephen. “We wanted to work on our own relationship and careers first, and for the first five or six years we were moving around the country with our jobs.”

After finally setting in southern California, Stephen and Jun decided the time was right to start looking at their family-building options. They did a lot of research, looked at several agencies, considered whether they wanted relatives help them conceive, and also discussed adoption.

“We wanted to find out what made the most sense for us,” they explained.

Ultimately, the couple found an agency close to home that could help them find an egg donor and local surrogate rather than an international surrogate. It was really important to them to be able to spend time with their surrogate and attend doctor’s appointments.

Based on their requirements, the agency also helped Stephen and Jun identify IVF clinics. After narrowing it down to two clinics, they chose Dr. Frederick at HRC’s Orange County office.

“Dr. Frederick told us that she’d helped other same-sex couples conceive biological children,” Stephen said, adding that he and Jun were also impressed with her investment in the Bonding Room at Saddleback Memorial Center, which provides a place to stay overnight at the hospital for couples with children born through a surrogate.

The couple knew they wanted twins, a boy and a girl, and were fortunate they had enough healthy embryos to have that choice. Though their twins are just eight months old, Stephen and Jun are already thinking ahead.

“We definitely plan to do it again!”




True Infertility Success Stories: How Using a Surrogate Was Different

Posted by admin | Filed under Infertility, Surrogacy

For couples suffering from fertility problems, there are many options to help them achieve their dream of a family. For D and A from Los Angeles, they chose a gestational surrogate after two successful, but difficult natural pregnancies. Their pregnancy through surrogacy was different in ways they didn’t expect.

“It’s a surreal experience,” explained D. “A week or two will go by and I don’t remember that we are having a baby.”

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True Infertility Success Stories: My Road to Surrogacy

Posted by admin | Filed under Getting Pregnant, Surrogacy

D and A from Los Angeles didn’t have a problem getting pregnant; they had a problem staying pregnant. After two pregnancies, described as both difficult and in the case of the second pregnancy, traumatic, A’s doctors told her that she could not have another child without the help of a gestational surrogate.

“I didn’t know if mentally I could do it again. I was really worried what it would be like being pregnant again,” she said. Readmore ….




How to Choose an Infertility Attorney

Posted by Dr Robert Boostanfar | Filed under Blog, IVF, Surrogacy

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments present a lot of options for infertile couples today. Depending on what path you choose to build your family, you may need the advice and services of an infertility attorney. If you are using gestational carriers, sperm or egg donation, or embryo donation, a written agreement between you and the donor(s) drafted and reviewed by an infertility attorney would be a wise choice to protect the rights and responsibilities of all parties moving forward. Readmore ….




FAQ: About Gestational Surrogates

Posted by Dr Robert Boostanfar | Filed under Blog, Surrogacy

A particularly emotionally challenging diagnosis for a couple suffering from infertility involves the woman’s inability to stay pregnant. Often after several attempts to have a child herself, each one ending in another miscarriage, it can be difficult to continue to have hope that they will ever have a child of their own. Gestational surrogates have made it possible for many couples where the woman is unable to carry the pregnancy to term to have a biological child of their own. Readmore ….