What factors should you consider when choosing a
surrogate? How does this decision differ from decisions
with other forms of assisted reproductive technology? Our
guests on today's show were Jamie Williams, Surrogacy Case Manager
for The Surrogacy Source, a full service surrogacy agency. Jamie
brings first hand experience having been a gestational surrogate.
Stephanie Caballero, founder of Extraordinary Conceptions, a
California based egg donation and surrogacy center. She is an
attorney specializing in Surrogacy, Egg Donation and Adoption law,
and a mom through surrogacy.
What types of surrogacy are available in the US?
How does traditional surrogacy differ from gestational
Why do women use of surrogate?
What percentage of couples who use a surrogate use donor
What percentage of couples who use a surrogate use donor egg
and donor sperm?
Does it matter when choosing a surrogate what state she lives
Is it possible for the intended parents to be on the original
What motivates a woman to become a surrogate for another
Should the money to be earned or compensation be a
What makes a good surrogate?
What are the big issues that must be agreed upon before
entering into a surrogacy arrangement?
How important is the surrogate’s family to a successful
What type of support and education should the surrogate’s
How much control do the intended parents have over the
surrogate’s lifestyle? The surrogates eating, drinking, and
Ultimately, whose decision is it to selectively reduce or to
abort the pregnancy?
How much does surrogacy cost?
Do most surrogates allow the intended parents to be present at
Is there any way to fully protect the intended parents from a
traditional surrogate having parental rights, custody, or
visitation if she wants it?
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