Top 10 Questions to ask yourself if you are considering Surrogacy We often suggest that Intended parents ask themselves these 10 Questions, before pursuing a Gestational Surrogacy. Have you found a fertility clinic to help you with your Surrogacy, if so have they medically cleared you to proceed? Who will represent you legally- Has your agency/consultant suggested interviewing more than one lawyer? Is this the right timing for you, your spouse.  Is your partnership/marriage in a

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  In my job as the owner of CFC, I am often asked what drives me, where I get my motivation, and more importantly, after Seven years, am I still as passionate as the day I opened CFC. The answer today is the same as it was six years age.  I started this business after being a Birth mother, after being a Mom, after being an egg donor, and after being a Surrogate.  All of

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CFC’s CEO Leia Picard, and Intake Worker Angie Campeau hit the road, travelling to both Edmonton, and Calgary, Alberta this past weekend.  Angie, and Leia both have new babies, and so as part of living out our company culture, Families first! babies came with them, and kept them company during any and all down time that they had. Here’s Angie’s post about their trip! “What a whirlwind of a trip that we just had” During our Alberta trip we were able to visit

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I had bought tickets to the Birth Without fear (http://birthwithoutfearblog.com/about-bwf/) meet up on a whim one day, as I love what BWF stands for and I just wanted to be a part of the movement in one way or another. As the date approached closer and closer I still hadn’t planned on how I was going to get to Chicago or if it was even worth it to take the time, money and energy to

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    The time had come. Everything appeared ready for the big day. I waited patiently for the call for induction. Even though I knew baby wasn’t coming home with me I experienced nesting that day 🙂 I cleaned every aspect of my house minus the oven. So that at 2pm when the hospital called it was with sweet relief. I called my IP’s and let them know the ball was rolling but slowly.  

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  When the Fertility Clinic called………. When the Fertility clinic called last week, I was surprised.  Not that I don’t talk to clinics every day, but that it was a personal matter, that’s what shocked me. It was a call from a Fertility clinic that I had been an egg donor at, just about three years ago.  It seems that the clinic was setting up an embryo donor program, and that they had contacted the

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    Where do I start… It was the most surreal experience ever…like watching from outside of my body. Absolutely life changing. I just wanted to give my life some meaning. I wanted to make it matter, and I wanted to do something worth remembering. I wanted to know what it felt like to be completely selfless. Doing what I did was a gift for them, but it was also a gift to myself. It

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Why women become Egg Donors CFC works with many couples, who require an Egg Donor to build their family.  Infertile couples who choose to use an egg donor have often exhausted many other fertility treatments through the years. They are either hoping to carry themselves, or alternately will be using a donor, and a Gestational surrogate to finally achieve parenthood.  If you were to become an egg donor, you would give a couple/person the chance

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  Whether you’ve just signed up with CFC, or are already experiencing the joys of pregnancy, or caring for a newborn, CFC wants you to share your experiences. What better way is there for others to learn from you, an intended parent Or Surrogate mother. Many newcomers to CFCs family, have questions, that can only be answered by those who have gone through the experience themselves.       We would love for you to share your Surrogacy journey

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“I just want both my moms recognized as my moms. Most of my friends have not had to think about things like this – they take for granted that their parents are legally recognized as their parents. I would like my family recognized the same way as any other family, not treated differently because both my parents are women.” – 12 year old D.D. in his Affidavit from A.(A.) v. B. (B.), [2007] W.D.F.L. 111

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